Remington Family Dental provides sedation dentistry to help you feel comfortable in our office and receive the treatments you need without difficulty. Our caring dentists and team are dedicated to helping you feel at ease in our office, and we provide several forms of sedation to help you relieve your dental anxiety and fear so that you can receive your treatments safely and easily. When you visit our office for your consultation, we will discuss your sedation options, dental needs and medical history to determine which type of sedation dentistry is most appropriate for you.
Dr. Remington Townsend, Dr. Jacob Condon or Dr. Kenton Smith may recommend sedation dentistry for individuals who suffer from dental anxiety or fear, have a severe gag reflex, who require extensive dental work in a single appointment, or who cannot otherwise receive treatment safely.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that works through inhalation. Our dentists will place a mask over your face, and after a few minutes you will feel relaxed and at ease. Many patients report experiencing a “floating” or “euphoric” sensation while receiving nitrous oxide. The effects of your sedation treatment will wear off shortly after the mask is removed and you stop inhaling the gas, and you will be able to safely and legally drive yourself home.
IV (intravenous) sedation is administered directly into your bloodstream through an injection. IV sedation takes effect quickly, and while it is a form of conscious sedation (meaning that you remain awake and aware of where you are and what is happening), some patients relax so much that they fall asleep or do not remember the details of their treatment. If you receive IV sedation, you will need to be accompanied by someone who can drive you home after your appointment and remain with you while the medication wears off.
General anesthesia is a form of sedation dentistry that causes sleep. Our dentists and team typically provide general anesthesia via injection and combine it with local anesthetics to enhance your comfort upon waking after your treatment. You will need to be accompanied by someone who can drive you home following your appointment and remain with you until the anesthetic wears off if you receive general anesthesia.
We invite you to call us at 406-545-0035 to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry in Billings, Montana, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists. We are here to help you receive the care you need!