We understand that going to the dentist can make patients nervous. For those patients, we offer two types of oral sedation: pills that are taken prior to the appointment to help with anxiety, and nitrous oxide “laughing gas” that you breath through your nose for a calming effect, or a combination of both. We find that this is effective in helping very nervous patients achieve the oral health treatment and goals that they desire. Oral sedation requires that an escort bring you to and from your appointment and stay with you. Nitrous oxide does not require an escort as the effects wear off immediately after it is finished. Please let us know if you would like to discuss sedation.