Hart Dental

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Sedation Dentistry / Dental Anxiety

Dental sedation is used when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia.  We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their visit as comfortable as possible. Sedatives do not provide pain relief, so an injection of local anesthetic will also be administered.

  • Nitrous Oxide
    (Also known as“laughing gas”) is inhaled through a nose piece that induces a state of relaxation.  This is followed by a flush of oxygen to eliminate any medication in your system by the time you leave allowing you to drive yourself to and from your appointment.

  • Oral Sedatives
    Medication can be given to a patient prior to the dental appointment from the comfort of our private sedation room. You will need to ask a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment.

  • IV Sedation
  • Provides medication through an IV inserted in your hand or arm.  This allows patients to be awake but in an extreme state of relaxation and there is usually no memory of the procedure. You will need to ask a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after sedation.