Performed by Uptown Family Dental
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help you relax. It is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," is one option we may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions we may have. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to us about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you at your next appointment.
Oral sedation dentistry allows the dental team to create a safe and comfortable dental experience for patients who avoid the dentist out of fear. With oral sedation, your dentist can work more effectively by helping you become as comfortable as possible using well established and proven methods. There are a variety of sedation medications that are taken orally or "sublingually" (under the tongue), which result in a more profound sedative effect. This type of dental care does require that you have a driver to bring you home from your appointment, as it takes several hours for the medication to completely wear off. For more information about oral sedation at Uptown Family Dental, please contact our office today!
At Uptown Family Dental, patients can arrange to have a dental anesthesiologist deliver general anesthesia for a procedure. This allows the patient to safely sleep during the appointment, eliminating the experiences that may cause anxiety. This will allow the dental care to be delivered with the best results possible, while allowing the patient maximum comfort.
2330 NW Flanders, Suite 204
Portland, OR 97210
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The American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD) is a nationwide not-for-profit association dedicated to educating consumers on the value of dental implants and the importance of choosing an experienced surgeon and dentist team recognized for having a collaborative relationship to ensure optimal results. These teams work together throughout the process and are committed to providing customized, patient-specific, long-term solutions for your dental implant needs.