Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Windsor, CT

At Smile By Design, we understand that many patients have dental phobias, especially younger patients. In addition to a comfortable, caring patient care environment, we also provide several options for sedation dentistry, which may help take the "edge" off your dental worries.

Nitrous Oxide in Windsor, CT

Nitrous Oxide or "laughing gas" is mild relaxant commonly used in dentistry. Nitrous oxide is colorless and odorless, although we do administer it through delicious smelling nasal hoods, including "Orange" and "Bubblegum". Nitrous oxide helps you to achieve relaxation and pain relief during a procedure. Nitrous oxide is non-addictive and leaves the body quickly after administration is complete.

Patients may not have any food the morning before their appointment if they would like to receive Nitrous oxide during their appointment. Many insurances only cover Nitrous oxide until a certain age, please consult with our helpful administrative staff in Windsor, CT for costs associated with Nitrous oxide therapy.

Oral Sedation in Windsor, CT and Hartford, CT

Your dentist in Windsor, CT and Hartford, CT may provide you with medication to take before your dental appointment. These medications are effective at reducing anxiety related to your dental appointment. Please let your dental provider know if you have any anxieties regarding your dental appointment. You must have a dedicated driver accompany you to your dental appointment in Windsor, CT or Hartford, CT if you receive Oral Sedation medication.

General Anesthesia in Windsor, CT

General Anesthesia is usually recommended for pediatric patients with an extensive amount of work to be done that they are unable to get done consciously due to behavior. We have a dedicated Dental General Anesthesiology team who monitors your child while our Pediatric Dental Team does the dental work. This is usually offered as a last resort after options such as Nitrous oxide therapy have been exhausted.

We offer this service at our in-office operating room in Windsor, CT. We are also affiliated with Connecticut Children's Medical Hospital (CCMC) and are able to perform more complex cases there.