Dental Sedation for Anxious Patients
Dental sedation refers to a variety of techniques used to make patients more comfortable during dental procedures. Our dentists can help determine if a dental sedation option is ideal for you.
At Hollick-Kenyon Dental, we do everything we can to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental appointments. In addition to offering sedation options, we will work at your pace, take breaks if needed, and provide calming reassurance.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The medication calms patients even though they remain awake and able to communicate. It also tends to lessen anxiety, increase the patient's pain threshold, reduce the gag reflex, and make time pass more quickly.
Preparing for Sedation
Your dentist will give you specific instructions based on your needs, for how to prepare for your dental sedation appointment, and what to do afterwards. We recommend that patients have a friend or family member drive them to and from their dental appointment.