Dr. Nail may recommend Halcion tablets to sedate patients who have a hard time getting numb and for those who have mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety. This prescription drug has potent sedative effects and can help you feel drowsy and relaxed during your visit. Oral sedation dentistry is an attractive option for patients who feel stressed or anxious about visiting the dentist, and for those who have a difficult time getting numb in general.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective form of sedation dentistry in Oklahoma City, OK, and one of the easiest ways to induce relaxation in our patients. Also known as ‘laughing gas,’ nitrous oxide is a popular method of sedation at our dental practice and can help the patient feel relaxed within a few minutes. Patients inhale a colorless and odorless gas for a few minutes and may feel a tingling sensation as they become relaxed. Many patients report feeling euphoric shortly after settling in to the chair. We control the depth of sedation by releasing more or less gas and when the gas is stopped, you will return back to normal within a few minutes.