At Towson Dental Care, we are committed to making your experience with us as comfortable as possible. We understand that many people suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, and we provide sedation dentistry to help you feel at ease and receive the care you need without stress. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about sedation dentistry in Towson, Maryland.
The types of sedation Dr. Craig Snyder offers include:
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for anyone who feels anxious or nervous when visiting the dentist. These treatments involve using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed during your visit. Towson Dental Care is among the few dental offices in the Towson area that offers IV sedation and retains a registered nurse on our team to ensure that your needs are met and that your treatment is both effective and safe.
There are several types of sedation available depending on your individual needs and preferences:
- IV Sedation — IV sedation involves administering a sedative medication intravenously (through the veins). This helps you receive your sedation more quickly and gives greater control over the level of sedation. Our registered nurse will monitor you throughout your treatment to ensure that you remain comfortable. If you receive IV sedation, you will need to have someone available to drive you home and remain with you for a few hours following your treatment.
- Nitrous Oxide (N2O) — This form of sedation is a mild gas that works via inhalation. After the gas is inhaled, it helps you feel more relaxed, and the effects wear off shortly after the flow of gas is stopped. Nitrous oxide is also sometimes referred to as “laughing gas.”
- Oral Sedation — This form of sedation involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time your treatment begins, you will feel calm and at ease. If you receive this form of sedation dentistry, you will need to have someone available to drive you home.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, have had negative dental experiences in the past or feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry may be a good option for you. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our caring dentist by calling 410-296-3993 to discuss your options and determine if sedation dentistry will be beneficial for you.