When your dental appointment is coming up, we understand if it takes time for you to get mentally or emotionally prepared for your care. Even simple treatments like a routine exam can be difficult if you have anxiety or fear to deal with, which is why we offer sedation dentistry in-house. Dr. Lewis is trained to offer sedation if you’re feeling anxious, so feel free to give us a call if you need sedation during your next appointment!
The most common form of sedation, nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is typically used for those with mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety, fear or phobia. The gas is inhaled through a nasal mask that is worn throughout your appointment. The fast-acting substance provides immediate effects, but can easily be removed so you can continue your day without lasting drowsiness. You’ll still be awake during treatment, so you can tell us your comfort levels during care.