If you have difficulty sitting in the treatment chair, we can help you feel at ease. Apart from Dr. Graham's great chairside manner and gentle touch, we also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation as a solution to dental anxiety.
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as "laughing gas," is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable and great for patients that feel anxious in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask and produces a state of relaxation throughout treatment. Once treatment is over, the nitrous oxide quickly leaves the system, which means a short recovery time!
Oral sedation works by taking a pill or liquid at a set time before treatment. The drug produces a calming effect to make the visit to our office a much less stressful experience. Patients under oral sedation will have little or no memory of their procedure following treatment. Oral sedation is simple, safe and has very few side effects.