Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation for increased comfort.

To help patients relax, even the youngest ones who may feel anxious when facing a dental procedure, we offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or a combination of the two. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through a breathing mask. Safe and effective even for children, nitrous oxide induces feelings of warmth and euphoria while alleviating discomfort. It is also highly controllable, as the effects wear off within minutes of the mask being removed. Oral sedation involves administering an anti-anxiety medication before the procedure to induce a deeply relaxed state, and oral conscious sedation is a combination of nitrous oxide and oral medication. You will not be completely asleep with oral conscious sedation, but you may not remember much about your procedure the next day. While nitrous oxide alone wears off quickly so that you can drive yourself home, the effects of oral sedatives linger for a while and you will need to secure transporation to and from your dental appointment.

Ask us about the benefits of dental sedation.

If you’re nervous or need extensive dental treatment, then ask us if you can benefit from an appropriate form of dental sedation. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson). We also proudly serve patients who live in North Dallas, Plano, Garland, North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.