Sedation Dentistry

A family happy with their dental health

Replace Your Dental Fears With a Visit That's Calm and Relaxing

For patients who feel uneasy, afraid or panicky about visiting a dentist, we’re experienced at putting you completely at ease. If fear has prevented you from getting the care you need, we can help.

The fear of going to the dentist is a very common one. Fortunately, today’s modern dental techniques and procedures have made visits more pleasant than ever before. To reduce and eliminate any uneasiness, we offer a range of safe, effective sedation options. Your dentist will discuss the different types of sedation and recommend the one that best suits your needs.

Oral sedation is used with a local anesthetic to relax you and to eliminate any pain associated with a procedure. You will be given a pill or a capsule to take several hours before your treatment, and you will be in a very relaxed state, so you’ll need someone to drive you to your appointment.

Nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, is given at the dentist’s office; it relaxes you deeply. You remain conscious and responsive, but you won’t feel any pain and probably won’t remember the procedure.

Intravenous sedation (I.V. sedation) is given along with a local anesthetic to calm your nerves and eliminate any pain. It produces a more deeply relaxed state. Many patients become so relaxed they do not remember the procedure afterwards. With IV sedation, you’ll probably feel groggy afterward, so you should have someone to take you home.

Whichever sedation option you choose, you can trust us to make sure your visit is calm and relaxing. Our flexible payment options help you afford the dental treatment you need. We also work with nearly all dental insurance plans and offer a dental discount plan for patients without insurance.