At Dentistry by Design, we use inhalation conscious sedation to calm our patients. We do this with the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation often known as “laughing gas.” All of your bodily functions will remain normal, and you will be able to breathe on your own. The safety features of the inhalation machine ensure that you will receive no less than 30 percent oxygen mixed with nitrous oxide. Often times, patients receive 50 to 70 percent oxygen. You will typically fall asleep and experience a certain degree of amnesia about what happened during your procedure. The combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen has been the most commonly used form of sedation for decades.
We also offer NuCalm at Dentistry by Design. NuCalm is a safe, proven system that quickly relaxes you without using narcotics or controlled substances. NuCalm naturally brings your body to the first stage of sleep. You will feel the same way you feel just as you are about to fall asleep. The amazing thing is, you feel this way for your entire appointment! There are four components that work together to bring body & mind to a deep state of Calm. You will feel it in just 3-5 minutes. 1. You chew organically natural tablets that relax by counteracting adrenaline (your nervous anxiety hormones) 2. Safe microcurrent destimulation patches are placed behind your ears to facilitate your nerves to relax. 3. Specifically designed neuroacoustic music (classical type) is delivered by noise-dampening headphones that bring your brain waves into a pre-sleep alpha stage. 4. Black-out or dark sunglasses are used to eliminate visual stimulation & maintain the NuCalm relaxed state.