For our patients who find it difficult to relax at their appointment, we have a number of ways we can help them stay calm. Sedation is a safe, controlled, and effective way to relieve anxiety and help you have a more enjoyable treatment.
Also called “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide has been safely and widely used in dentistry for decades. With this sedation option, patients inhale gas through a mask placed over their nose, and will feel the calming effects of the gas within a few minutes. The sedation effect fades quickly once the flow of gas stops, so you’ll be able to safely drive yourself home once the procedure is done.