Oral Conscious Sedation
If you have a higher level of dental anxiety, you can sit back and relax in peace as your dental problems are taken care of. Dr. Shay can give you an oral sedative you should take an half hour prior to your procedure. If you decide to use the sedation, you will need to have a ride to and from your appointment. Patients receiving oral sedation are not permitted to drive for at least 24 hours following their appointment. Most dental insurance plans do not cover Nitrous oxide, so it is generally an out-of-pocket cost.
Nitrous, a sedative gas, is the most common sedation method in dentistry. It is inhaled by the patient. Patients experience a dizzy feeling then feel happy and elated. Nitrous Oxide works quickly and leaves the system just as quickly. Most dental insurance plans do not cover Nitrous Oxide, so it is generally an out-of-pocket cost.