Sedation Dentistry Provider

Northwoods Dental Group

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Columbus, OH

If you’re one of the many people who avoid professional dental care due to dental fears and anxieties, then sedation dentistry is for you. Nathan Klabunde, DDS, and the team of compassionate providers at Northwoods Dental Group in Columbus, Ohio, provide high-quality sedation dentistry to help minimize discomfort and anxiety. To learn more about your sedation dentistry options, schedule a visit with the team today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Sedation Dentistry Q&A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for patients with dental fears to get the professional oral health care they need. It involves the use of medical sedatives to alleviate your anxiety and keep you at-east during your treatments.

Some people think that sedation dentistry involves putting the patient to sleep during their treatment, but Northwoods Dental Group offers a wide range of sedatives that make you feel more relaxed without necessarily putting you to sleep.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

There are several benefits associated with sedation dentistry, including:

  • Alleviation of anxiety
  • Minimal side effects
  • Most don’t require needles or injections
  • Safe and effective

The biggest benefit of sedation dentistry is that it enables your dentist to accomplish more during your visits. By helping you sit still and relax in the chair, your dentist can provide the thorough and comprehensive care that your smile needs.

What are the types of sedatives you offer?

Northwoods Dental Group offers a few types of safe and effective sedatives, including:

Nitrous oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild and gaseous sedative that’s been used in dental procedures since 1844. Your dentist administers it through a small mask that fits over your nose, and you breathe it in throughout the duration of your procedure.

Nitrous oxide elevates your mood and provides you with a general sense of well-being.

Oral conscious sedation

With oral conscious sedation, your dentist at Northwoods Dental Group provides you with a pill before your treatment. You take the pill before you come to your appointment and you’ll be relaxed by the time your procedure begins.

Oral conscious sedation dulls your senses without putting you to sleep, meaning you’ll feel more calm and relaxed throughout your procedure and might not remember any sensations, smells, or noises.

How do I prepare for sedation dentistry?

With the exception of nitrous oxide, most dental sedatives take some time to wear off, which means that you shouldn’t drive immediately after your procedure.

To properly prepare for a safe sedation experience, you should arrange a friend, family member, or caretaker to drive you to and from your appointment.

Schedule your sedation dentistry visit with Northwoods Dental Group today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.