While some people are very comfortable with a visit to the dentist, others may feel anxious or even fearful about their appointment. At Northwest Center for Dentistry, Dr. Cameron Clark understands that you may feel some apprehension about a particular procedure, or even your routine cleaning and exam. We offer minimal sedation in Kalispell, Montana, to help you relax during your visit. If you would like to talk with us about minimal sedation, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (406) 752-4530.
With minimal sedation, the patient is prescribed a sedative to take prior to the appointment. At our office, the dentist will then administer nitrous oxide to the patient before and during the procedure. Minimal sedation will leave the patient feeling relaxed throughout the treatment, but will not render them unconscious. The patient can still communicate with the dentist, if needed.
Nitrous oxide is very safe, and is used in many dental practices. When nitrous oxide is used alone, the effects wear off within minutes of the gas being removed. However, if you undergo minimal sedation, you will also be under the effects of the oral sedative. For your safety, we request that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment. You should also give yourself adequate time to recover from the sedative before resuming your normal activities.