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Benefits of Sedation at Midtown Dental

Our team of dentists specializes in the latest sedation methods and techniques.

Sedation can help you overcome dental anxiety and nervousness, and ensure you get the care you need.

We offer a wide range of sedation option to meet every need.

Our friendly staff and dentists will keep you informed and take steps to reduce your anxiety.

Sedation can also help you overcome issues like a strong gag reflex and fear of needles.

Sedation Dentistry in Kennewick & Richland

Many patients can benefit from sedation dentistry; it isn’t just a treatment for those with dental anxiety. While sedation can help keep you calm and comfortable if you are nervous about your appointment, it can also help if you have a strong gag reflex or if you are undergoing a more extensive procedure. If you think you may benefit from sedation during your next visit, call our team today to discuss the details!

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Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

 Laughing gas (also known as minimal inhaled sedation) is administered through a comfortable nose mask. Once the sedative takes effect, it creates feelings of euphoria, which helps minimize anxiety and fear. It also has pain-relieving effects to ensure that you don’t feel a thing throughout your procedure. One of the biggest benefits of nitrous oxide is that it has very few side effects and only lasts about 5 minutes. This means that you can drive yourself home from your appointment and get back to your day-to-day life right away.

Oral Conscious Sedation

This sedative typically comes in pill or liquid form which you take about an hour before your appointment. In most cases, you will not remember most of the procedure and you may even fall asleep during your appointment. This deeper method of sedation is great for patients with severe dental anxiety or who will be undergoing an invasive treatment. Patients must arrange a ride home after their appointment because it takes a few hours for the effects to wear off completely.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

As long as you are healthy, you are likely a good candidate for sedation. Before administering sedation, however, our dentists will discuss your health history and any medications you are taking, as well as any history of past substance abuse. This helps ensure that you can be sedated safely.

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