Apple Tree Dental’s sedation teams and facilities are certified by the Board of Dentistry and we offer a variety of treatments and techniques to keep you relaxed and comfortable during your appointments at our Centers. Sedation dentistry is great for patients who are anxious or who have special needs. Talk to your dentist to find out if you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry and which option is right for you.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a form of conscious sedation often used to help reduce anxiety in our patients. Nitrous oxide is safe for both children and adults.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a safe, effective option to help calm those with mild-to-moderate dental anxiety. It is also a good option for patients who would like to complete their dental treatment in fewer, longer appointments.
IV sedation is used for patients who have more severe dental anxiety, special needs, or require a more precise administration of medication due to health issues. The medication used has an amnesia effect so that patients often don’t remember anything about their appointments. Because this is Conscious Sedation (not General Anesthesia), patients are still able to respond, but may sleep off and on throughout their appointment. Conscious Sedation patients do need to have someone bring them to and from their appointment and stay with them for the remainder of the day.
Note: Sedation services are offered only at the Mounds View Center at this time.