We look forward to working with you to provide you with
quality dental care in a comfortable, relaxed manner.
Dental Care in a
Dental sedation is a technique that can be used when a patient
suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia. We are happy to offer
a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as
comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry techniques enable
patients who might otherwise avoid the dentist to receive dental
treatment necessary for a healthy smile. Depending on the extent of
the anxiety or phobia, varying degrees of dental sedation can be
utilized as described below.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly
used to make treatment more comfortable. This sedation is inhaled
through a mask that allows you to breathe in the medication and
induces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered
in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain.
This medication can be given to a patient the night before a dental
procedure or 30 minutes to an hour prior to the dental appointment,
depending on the severity of the anxiety. Oral sedatives do not
provide pain relief, so an injection of local anesthetic will also