Sedation

Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Pitts and our team go above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable before, during, and following dental treatment. In addition to a gentle chairside manner, genuine compassion, and the ability to truly listen to our patients’ concerns, we also offer tv shows and movies during procedures to help keep your mind distracted. Dr. Pitts
also offers progressive levels of sedation dentistry for total peace of mind and body.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide has long been the gold standard for mild to moderate dental anesthesia. You’ll wear a facemask and inhale the safe gas. As the anesthetic begins to work, you’ll feel a bit groggy and de-sensitized. Patients who need to resume normal daily activities following a procedure often choose nitrous oxide. As soon as we stop administration of the gas, the effects subside. You will be able to drive and work after your appointment.

IV Sedation

For a stronger sedative, Dr. Pitts offers IV sedation in our American Fork dental office. A liquid sedative is administered through the vein, directly into the blood stream. The anesthesiologist can alter the amount of medication to ensure proper dosage for your comfort. As with oral sedation, you will not be able to drive or work after IV sedation.

At your visit, explain your comfort concerns to Dr. Pitts so that he can recommend the appropriate sedative, if any. Many people feel apprehensive, nervous, or scared about dental visits. Modern sedation dentistry can relieve your fear, so you can receive the dental care you need for good oral and overall health.