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New Bern Dentist Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry helps anxious patients stay calm and relaxed during their appointment. Ask us about our sedation options.

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Stay Calm and Relaxed During Treatment

Many patients experience anxiety before and during dental appointments. We provide several sedation options to help you manage anxiety and stay relaxed during your treatment.


Oral Sedation

Prescription oral sedatives produce a sleep-like level of relaxation during your dental treatment. You take the medication shortly before your appointment with us to give it time to take effect. Ask your dentist for advice about the level of sedation you require to manage your anxiety.

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Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide has been used for decades as a dental sedative. It produces a mild, euphoric level of relaxation that wears off quickly after your treatment is completed. Nitrous sedation won't make you drowsy after your appointment. It is often combined with oral sedatives to produce a higher level of sedation for anxious patients.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Sedatives should only be used under the supervision of a doctor or trained professional. Speak to your dentist if you suffer from sleep apnea or have trouble breathing prior to taking sedative medication.

Our dentist are trained and certified to administer mild sedation with oral medications. With mild sedation, most people will have “no recollection” of their visit or may remember only “bits and pieces” of their visit.

Many sedatives will impair your judgment and motor skills, making you legally impaired and unable to drive safely. You will need to arrange transportation home from your appointment.

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