Are you anxious about your next appointment? Sedation dentistry may be right for you!(919) 230-4121
For patients who experience dental anxiety, or simply want a more relaxing treatment experience, you can trust Dr. Drew.
We offer laughing gas sedation to help our patients enjoy a comfortable, stress-free treatment experience.
Laughing gas is a safe, effective, and mild sedation method recommended for patients of all ages. The gas is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small mask placed over the patient’s nose. Laughing gas is used to help patients feel at ease throughout their procedure. However, it doesn’t put the patient to sleep. Instead, it promotes a sense of giddiness and deep relaxation.
Dr. Drew recommends laughing gas for the following reasons:
If you have anxiety or fear about going to the dentist, you are a candidate for sedation dentistry. If you have a fear of pain, have had a traumatic dental experience in the past, or the sounds and smells of a dental office make you nauseous, sedation dentistry can help you get over your anxiety.
Some people have physical reasons, like a bad gag reflex or very sensitive teeth, which make them a candidate for sedation dentistry as well. If you are not sure if you are a candidate, ask your dentist.
No, but you will be in a deep state of relaxation during your treatment. You will still be able to breathe on your own and communicate, but you will not feel any pain or anxiety. You may not even remember the procedure afterward.
Yes, at all times during your sedation, someone will be with you. We also monitor your vitals to make sure they remain at a normal level. Safety is of the utmost importance to us.
No. The effects of laughing gas wear off very quickly after the gas is shut off. You will be able to walk, speak, and drive yourself home immediately after your treatment.
Just about any procedure can be performed with sedation. The sedation is not for the procedure itself, but for the anxiety that accompanies the procedure. Ask your dentist if sedation is available for a particular procedure.
In most cases, it only takes two appointments. The first appointment will be a consultation to check your health history and make sure you are a candidate for sedation. The next appointment will be to perform the necessary procedures. This can usually be done in one appointment but may require a follow-up visit.
In most cases, it will not be covered by your insurance provider. We will review your insurance coverage and let you know if it is covered or not. If it is not covered, we will let you know the cost and, if necessary, we can put together a financing plan for you.
At Julian S. Drew DDS, we accept most major dental insurance plans, including Metlife, Delta Dental, Ameritas, and Cigna. Call our office to see if we accept your insurance plan. Our friendly front desk staff is always available to take your questions. For your convenience, we also offer affordable financing through CareCredit.
Yes, walk-ins are welcome at our practice! We accept patients of all ages and look forward to caring for your children. Our office also offers same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits to ensure our patients are seen as soon as possible!
Enjoy a more relaxing dentist visit today! Call your trusted Raleigh dentist for sedation dentistry. Call Dr. Drew at (919) 230-4121 to learn if laughing gas is right for you.
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