One of the most popular methods of sedation for patients of all ages is inhalation sedation. This is when a dentist uses nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to ease a patient into a more relaxed state of mind. This is administered through the nose, and the patient will breathe in the nitrous oxide to feel relaxed and calm, almost instantly.
Dr. Hatcher can prescribe an oral sedative to be taken before the appointment to provide deep relaxation before, during, and after the dental appointment. Patients will be completely conscious during their treatment and able to answer questions, listen to instructions, and endure even longer dental treatments.