Anxious Patients & Sedation Options

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At Carbonear Dental, we understand that some patients can be anxious about visiting the dentist, so it is our priority to make you feel at ease by offering some sedation options.


Feeling nervous about visiting the dentist? We can help.

We offer a range of sedation services, including laughing gas (nitrous oxide), as well as oral sedation to help you relax before or during your dental procedure. 

Fear is the number one reason why people avoid visiting the dentist. Even people who visit the dentist regularly often feel anxious about their visit.  If you find that anxiety is keeping your from getting the care you need, your dentist may recommend sedation.


Anxious Patients, Carbonear Dentist

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, is an inhaled gas that is available at our office.

This type of sedation is administered to relax the patient before dental work starts. Since it does not relieve pain, an anesthetic is also administered.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a pill that is prescribed to you before your dental appointment. Oral sedation is a good option for patients with known dental anxiety.

Sometimes, patients report that they cannot sleep or relax the night before a dental procedure. Oral sedation can help you feel calm before your appointment or prevent you from unnecessary worry the night before. 

It takes about 15-20 minutes to take effect and can help make your anxiety a little more manageable.

If you dentist agrees that sedation is right for you, we do ask that someone drives you home after taking oral sedation.


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