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Important Health and safety notice regarding COVID-19

Do you have a dental Phobia?

February 26, 2021

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Don’t wait until you have an unbearable toothache before scheduling an appointment. Our experienced dentist can help with any concerns you may have.

Sedation dentistry can help you relax in the dentist’s chair. That way, you can get the dental care you need for a healthy smile. Our Doctors can help you explore your options for sedation dentistry so you have peace of mind.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry focuses on relieving stress and pain through sedation. The types of sedation dentistry are laughing gas and IV sedation.

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas (also known as nitrous oxide) is safe for children and adults. This is because you are aware and awake during the procedure.

If you have a dental phobia, your dentist may recommend laughing gas to help you relax in the chair. We’ll gently place a mask over your nose and tell you to breathe deep. It only takes a few moments for the laughing gas to start working.

Unlike other types of sedation dentistry, laughing gas is quick to wear off. This means that you’ll be able to drive yourself home or return to work. If your child had laughing gas, they’ll be able to return to school after their appointment.

Laughing gas carries the least risk compared to other sedation methods. Any side effects stop once we remove the mask.

We can use laughing gas for everything, from teeth cleanings to root canals. But keep in mind that intensive procedures will need more than laughing gas to prevent pain. For example, you’ll need a local anesthetic to numb a tooth that needs a filling.

IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry)

Sleep Dentistry is great if you have medical issues preventing you from getting a basic teeth cleaning or sitting in the dentist’s chair for prolonged periods of time.  Since our dentist will be able to adjust the level of sedation, you’ll stay comfortable throughout the entire procedure.  You’ll be unconscious for the entire procedure.

You can feel safe and secure while in the dentist’s chair, knowing that you are receiving quality dental care without the stress and pain. We closely monitor your vital signs and ensure you are breathing properly through an oxygen mask.