Everyone Deserves a Comfortable Dental Experience
Whether you’ve been going to the dentist for years, or need to catch up on years away from the dentist, we have the perfect option for you – sedation dentistry! Our sedation options are ideal for anyone who wants to simply enjoy a comfortable experience, or ease their anxiety about dental care. Dr. Lingo is a trained and licensed sedation dentist and we utilize strict safety precautions during your treatment.
We offer two types of sedation dentistry:
Oral Conscious Sedation (OCS)
Oral conscious sedation utilizes prescription sedatives that are taken before your appointment. Although you will feel very sleepy and relaxed, you will still be able to verbalize your wants and needs. Most people, however, report that they feel as if they are dreaming right through their visit and don’t remember a thing! You’ll feel relaxed as your treatment ends and you head home to recover. Since it takes a few hours for medications to wear off, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your visit with us.
Inhalation sedation uses nitrous oxide gas to help create a relaxed sensation as you’re sitting through your dental procedure. The gas is easily adjusted, providing just the right amount of relaxation under Dr. Lingo’s care. It can be used for any procedure and is quickly reversible, so you can drive yourself back home or to work once your visit is over.