Sedation Dentistry – Eugene, OR

Have a Comfortable, Anxiety-Free Dental Experience

If you become afraid or anxious when visiting the dentist, you are not alone. Millions of Americans have dental-related phobias. Some people even allow these phobias to prevent them from receiving the dental care they need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. At College Hill Dental, we want our patients to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. For patients who suffer from moderate to extreme anxiety, this may include sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry in our Eugene, OR dental office, ranging from nitrous oxide to general anesthesia, is designed to relax a patient during otherwise uncomfortable appointments.

 

Why Choose College Hill Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Pillows, Blankets, Noise-Cancelling Headphones, & Other Amenities Offered
  • Dentist with Over Two Decades of Experience
  • We Welcome Patients of All Ages

 

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Dental patient under oral conscious sedation dentistry during treatment

Oral Conscious sedation comes in the form of a pill or liquid that is taken orally. In some cases, enteral sedation is also used in combination with nitrous oxide. This type of sedation is also very safe and eliminates anxiety using common medications, such as Valium.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Child giving thumbs up as dentist places a nitrous oxide dental sedation mask

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is generally considered the easiest and most common form of sedation used in a dental office. It provides feelings of euphoria, which if effective, reduces or eliminates anxiety. The procedure is extremely safe and often performed in conjunction with local injections of anesthetic to provide a nearly painless experience.

IV Dental Sedation

Dental team member placing an I V sedation dentistry drip

Intravenous sedation is a bit more serious than the first two options, but still a common method of anxiety relief. During the procedure, a liquid medication will be directly injected into a vein. This provides deeper sedation and is often reserved for longer procedures. While you will be awake for the procedure, IV sedation produces an amnesia effect. Most patients have little or no recollection of the procedure. Be sure to arrange a ride to and from the dental office, as you will be unable to drive after the procedure. You should also clear your schedule for the day.