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Sedation Options

We Offer Dental sedation options to alleviate anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures. They include:

  1. Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): A mild sedative inhaled through a mask, it induces relaxation and reduces anxiety during minor procedures. Patients remain conscious and can drive home afterward.

  2. Oral Sedation: Prescribed medication, often in pill form, is taken before the appointment to induce moderate sedation. It results in drowsiness and relaxation, making patients less aware of the procedure.

  3. IV Sedation (with Dr Khan only): Administered intravenously, this option provides deep sedation, causing patients to drift in and out of consciousness. It is commonly used for complex or lengthy dental surgeries such as implants or Wisdom teeth removal. (Only at our Columbus Polaris Parkway Location with Dr Khan)

  4. General Anesthesia (with Dr Khan only): Reserved for major oral surgeries, patients are completely unconscious and have no awareness of the procedure. It requires careful monitoring by our anesthesiologist (Dr Frank). (Only at our Columbus (Polaris Parkway) Location and Grandview with Dr Khan and Dr Frank)

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Benefits

Who can benefit?

Common Questions about Sedation Dentistry

No, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that induces relaxation, while general anesthesia renders patients completely unconscious.

Oral sedation is effective for mild to moderate cases, but IV sedation offers a deeper level of sedation.

You’ll be very drowsy, and some people doze off every now and then, but you will not be fully asleep with Dr Khan’s IV sedation. You will likely forget the entire procedure. If you would like to be fully asleep, we would have or anesthesiologist Dr Frank come in for deep sedation.

Absolutely. Dr Khan completed additional training following dental school to become licensed to administer IV sedation in Ohio. Doctor Frank went through a dental anesthesiology residency to become a Dental Anesthesiologist.

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