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Sedation Dentistry

For those times when you just don't want to be here

Going to see the dentist is among the top fears for many people.  At Jones Family Dental, we make every effort to help you be as relaxed and comfortable as possible.  Sometimes however, patients need a little more help relaxing and feeling comfortable.  At Jones Family Dental we offer you two different ways to help you relax.

1.  Nitrous Oxide Gas (laughing gas)

2.  Oral Conscious Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Gas

Nitrous Oxide is a gas often used in dentistry to help someone feel relaxed.  It is mixed with oxygen and is inhaled though the nose.  You will feel relaxed, happy, and yes, you may feel like laughing.  When the procedure is over, you are given 100% oxygen and the nitrous oxide gas entirely leaves your system in less than 5 minutes.  

Oral conscious sedation

Dr. Jones will sometimes prescribe you a pill that you get at your local pharmacist.  The sedative medication is usually taken about an hour before you come to your appointment.  You will need to arrange beforehand for transportation to and from your appointment.  You won't be completely asleep but you'll feel very comfortable and relaxed.

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