We know the truth – the dentist’s office isn’t anyone’s favorite place to be, especially for kids. In fact, dental-related fear and anxiety are very common problems that affect young and old patients alike. Here at Dr. Leslie’s, we strive to provide your loved ones a safe, comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels at ease. Our team members are always friendly, but if a little extra help is needed, sedation dentistry is available to sooth negative emotions and help patients relax. Contact our Spring Hill location today if you’d like to learn more or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment for your son or daughter with Dr. Leslie Buckley.
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is administered through a mask that fits over the nose. Within a couple of minutes, patients feel light-headed, happier, and more comfortable allowing us to treat their teeth without incident. While the effects of this sedation technique are relatively mild, the biggest benefit is that once the mask is removed, the effects wear off right away. This means your son or daughter can return to school and other daily activities with only minimal downtime.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is ideal for patients with moderate to severe feelings of dental anxiety. Dr. Leslie will administer the medication in the office. Once the effects begin, patients enter a deep state of relaxation. Some people may even doze off during their procedure. After we’ve completed our work, they’ll need an escort to take them home from our Spring Hill practice and keep a close eye on them until they’ve recovered from sedation.