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Oral Sedation (Anxiolysis)

Oral sedation (anxiolysis) is a treatment where the sedative power of two different medications is used simultaneously to produce a deeper level of sedation. One of the agents is nitrous oxide (laughing gas. A second agent can be one of many different types of sedative medication. The second agent is typically administered orally. Each of the medications can produce a mild sedation on its own; however, combining these two medications results in a much deeper level of sedation.

Oral sedation is ideal for more invasive procedures, such as extraction of wisdom teeth or implant surgery. Additionally, patients with higher levels of dental anxiety may find this form of sedation helpful with more routine dental procedures. Oral sedation can help you catch up with your dental needs comfortably.

Dr. Hariri has had a post-doctoral training in sedation in University of Pittsburgh. He has been providing safe and comfortable oral sedation for over 20 years. Call our friendly and professional staff for a consultation appointment now.