Sedation Dentistry
mentor ohio

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during a dental procedure and comes in various forms such as inhaled, oral, or intravenous. Your individual needs and treatment goals are discussed with you to create a plan of action that is comfortable and safe for your individual needs.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during a dental procedure and comes in various forms such as inhaled, oral, or intravenous. Your individual needs and treatment goals are discussed with you to create a plan of action that is comfortable and safe for your individual needs.


Sedation dentistry can be added to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for you when you are undergoing dental treatment. It will allow you to receive the dental care you need even when you are apprehensive about visiting the dentist, avoiding your dental phobia. The different levels and forms of sedation all have their specific benefits and are appropriate for different situations.


Dental anxiety becomes a huge obstacle when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Around 22 percent of adults avoid their dental appointments because they simply fear the dentist, according to the American Dental Association. Modern dentistry can provide a solution for finding peace of mind in the dental chair. Sedation dentistry is just one of those options for easing your dental anxiety. All of our team members are trained in making your experience with our office comfortable at each visit and helping reduce your anxiety, with or without sedation.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding sedation dentistry for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


Sedation dentistry is a simple process used to establish a relaxing and calming state with the use of sedatives. Nitrous oxide, sedative drugs, tranquillizers, depressants, and anti-anxiety medications can be administered in a variety of ways. Our goal at Dr. Crystal Dental is to provide everything necessary to ensure that your visit to see us is a comfortable and calm experience. We can discuss and offer you sedation options.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

The benefits of sedation dentistry can be significant. One of the single most obvious benefits from sedation dentistry is the reduction or elimination of your anxiety experienced during the procedure. We always first work behaviorally with the patient to lessen anxiety first, as sedation is not always necessary for various types of dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry can reduce the fear revolving around the planned procedure and alleviate concerns during treatment. Sedation dentistry can also be a way to manage or reduce sensitivity and gag reflex for patients as well.


One of the interesting benefits of sedation dentistry is that you may feel like your dental procedure lasted only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken considerably longer. Sedation dentistry allows the team at Dr. Crystal Dental to work faster and more effectively, which converts into a win-win situation, because you will be finished sooner.

The Various Levels of Sedation Dentistry

There are a few options to choose from, which include: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous sedation.  The best option for you will be based on the type of procedure being performed, but you will be given several choices to help you feel comfortable and less anxious during your appointment.


  • Minimal sedation -- you are awake but totally relaxed.
  • Moderate sedation (formerly called "conscious sedation") -- you might slur your words when speaking and not remember much of the procedure.
  • Deep sedation -- you are on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened.
  • General anesthesia -- you are completely unconscious during the procedure.

Deep sedation and general anesthesia are types of sedation are performed in conjunction with another specialist. This may be performed offsite, or possibly at a local hospital where Dr. Dr. Crystal has maintained privileges since 2012.

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The Types of Dental Sedation Available

The sedation options Dr. Crystal Dental offers can be classified as one of two types: conscious sedation and general anesthesia.  During your procedure with conscious sedation, your consciousness is merely depressed. General anesthesia, on the other hand, means that you are totally unconscious for the entire procedure.  You will be unable to feel anything during the procedure and will have no memory of the procedure.


The methods for the delivery of the sedation include:


  • Inhaled minimal sedation- You breathe nitrous oxide, often called laughing gas, combined with oxygen through a mask that is placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. We can easily control the amount of sedation you receive, and the gas wears off quickly. This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.
  • Oral sedation- Depending on the amount given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you simply take a pill. It is usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you will still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. You may become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to fall asleep during the procedure. You usually can, though, be awakened with a gentle shake.
  • IV moderate sedation- You receive the sedative drug through a vein, so it goes works quickly and efficiently. This method allows us to continually adjust the level of sedation.
  • Deep sedation and general anesthesia- You will get medications that will make you either almost unconscious or totally unconscious, deeply asleep, during the procedure. While you are under general anesthesia, you cannot easily be awakened until the effects of the anesthesia wear off or are reversed. This procedure is completed with another specialist or possibly offsite for this level of sedation.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Procedures that Benefit from Sedation Dentistry

Certain dental procedures, like surgical tooth extractions, periodontal surgery, root canal treatment, and implant placement, may benefit from sedation dentistry. Along with these, the use of sedation for other procedures is oftentimes decided at the discretion of Dr. Crystal Dental. We might decide to provide sedation for procedures that may be more intensive, or we could decide to provide sedation for you if you are extremely anxious.

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment to evaluate if you might benefit from sedation dentistry. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.