Sedation Options

If the sounds, smell or feeling that you associate with going to the dentist have prevented you from seeking regular treatment in the past, you’ve come to the right place. We offer dental treatment “while you sleep”.

Don’t wait until you are in great discomfort and we have to accommodate you during an emergency situation. For more information or to book a consultation, please contact one of our office locations below.

Whether we are using a mild sedative like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or let you sleep through the entire procedure, our goal is to insure that you have a visit that is free of stress, anxiety and discomfort. Regardless of the type of sedation, the comfort and safety of our patient is a priority! All methods are safe and implemented by a dentist and/or our board certified anesthesiologist. We exercise extreme care in deciding who is an appropriate candidate for in-office dentistry performed under sedation. This necessitates that all patients have a current medical examination, review of all medications and thorough questionnaire and exam by our dental anesthesiologist.

Laughing Gas and Oral Sedation:

For dentistry performed under oral sedation, we will prescribe an oral sedative for you to take prior to your appointment, so you’ll be feeling relaxed by the time you sit down in the exam room. We may also provide you with laughing gas—or nitrous oxide—during your appointment as a way to enhance the calming effects of the oral sedative. As with any time you are in our office, we’ll ensure that you’re feeling comfortable the entire time, and will monitor your vital signs so we can make adjustments as necessary.

IV Sedation (Dentistry While you Sleep):

For dentistry performed under intravenous or IV sedation our dental anesthesiologist will administer a powerful sedative via an IV, meaning you’ll feel completely calm and relaxed during the procedure—and often times will not be able to remember anything about the procedure after it’s done. If you want to be completely ‘asleep’ during your procedure this is the ideal sedation method for you. Should you elect to receive IV conscious sedation, you’ll want to make plans to have a friend or family member drive you home, and you’ll want to hold off on activities until the next day when the anesthesia is completely out of your system.