Willow Dental Care Garrison

Sedation Dentistry

Dental Services

Sedation Dentistry

Going to the dentist can be a very stressful experience for patients of all ages if they are anxious, restless, or have a general fear of dental instruments and procedures. At Willow Dental Care Garrison, we are committed to helping you feel as comfortable as possible during dental procedures. For some patients, using sedation dentistry helps to make the visit more tolerable. If the dentist chair is a daunting environment for you, ask our dentists about your options.


Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

At Willow Dental Care Garrison, we offer nitrous oxide as a non-invasive form of sedation dentistry to help patients relax. Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a safe, inhalational anesthetic that will bring you to a state of ease, which calms your nervous system and distracts you from the anxiety or stress you may be feeling in the exam room. Nitrous oxide is safe for children, which is why it is commonly used to help our young patients stay still and relaxed during their dental visits.

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Oral Sedation

We also offer oral conscious sedation, which comes in a pill format roughly an hour before your dental procedure to help relax you for the duration of your appointment. If you elect to have oral sedation, you will need someone to drive you home afterwards, as the effects of oral sedation can last a few hours. In addition to minimizing stress and anxiety, oral sedation can be helpful for patients with an overactive gag reflex, fear of needles, and special needs.

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