Sedation Dentistry

Our dental practice offers advanced sedation dentistry to help you feel comfortable, calm, and relaxed during your dental treatment or procedure. Our team understands that dental anxiety is common, and we will work closely with you to address any fears you may have. We will assess your needs and determine the best treatment to ensure your comfort.

Dental Sedation in Savannah, GA

If you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming dental procedure, dental sedation might be a good option. At Habersham Dental in Savannah, GA, we offer laughing gas, general anesthesia, and IV sedation to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your procedure. IV sedation is typically used for more invasive procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implants. Our sedation options are safe and effective and can help minimize pain and anxiety.

dentist speaking with older male patient as he sits in the dental chair
  • What is laughing gas, and what does it do?

    Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative that can help alleviate anxiety. It is a colorless and odorless gas that works quickly and can be safely reversed. It won’t make you fall asleep and is widely considered a safe sedation method for dental procedures.

  • What type of anesthesia are used for dental work?

    Regarding dental work, three main types of anesthesia are commonly used: local anesthesia, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

    • Local anesthesia involves injecting a numbing medication directly into the area to be treated, typically the gums around an infected tooth.
    • Oral sedation is a more convenient option. You take a pill about an hour before the procedure begins, which helps you feel relaxed and sedated during the procedure. This type of anesthesia often results in little memory of the procedure.
    • IV sedation is typically reserved for more intensive procedures, such as tooth extractions and dental implants. This type of anesthesia produces a more profound experience and often results in no memory of the procedure, but the patient is conscious during the process.

More questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by Habersham Dental, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.