Relieving Dental Anxiety

We offer sedation in different forms, depending on the patient’s needs. Some patients are a little nervous or anxious, some have a great anxiety or fear. Some people may have a health or physical need that requires some type of sedation.

Types of sedation:

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • This is inhaled and tends to work quickly. Generally causing relaxation, taking the edge off the anxious patient. This is used on children and adults. It also wears off quickly so you will be able to drive yourself.

  • Oral Sedation (Taking A Pill)
  • This medicine will require someone to drive you to and from the appointment. You will generally sleep through most of your appointment and often times not remember anything about it. Many patients like this because they avoid having an I.V. in their hand or arm.

  • I.V. Sedation
  • Sometimes a little more sedation is helpful. We are certified to perform this procedure in our office. We will be happy to consult with you about the best type of sedation.