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General Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Spring Hope Family Dentistry - Sedation Dentistry

What to expect during sedation dentistry?

Dr. Weeks uses dental sedation when a patient suffers from dental anxiety or dental phobia, or must undergo a procedure that could be uncomfortable. We are happy to offer a number of solutions for our patients to make their dental visit as comfortable as possible. One is Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or prescription of anti-anxiety medications. Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients (who might otherwise avoid the dentist) to manage those fears so that they are able to receive the dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth and an attractive smile.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

One common alternative is nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas”, which patients inhale a combination of nitrous and oxygen through a small, light mask over the nose. The patient breathes in the gas, which induces a state of relaxation. To eliminate pain, Dr. Weeks administers local anesthetic in conjunction with nitrous oxide.

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615 East Nash Street,
Spring Hope, NC 27882
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