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Sedation Dentistry — Your Options for Pain-Free DentistryWhether you’re coming in for a routine cleaning, crowns, a fitting for dentures, cosmetic teeth whitening, or more complex dental work, such as implants, Helen Chiu, D.M.D., P.A., offers many options to help you achieve a comfortable, pain-free dental experience. For some patients, simply meeting our team, getting familiar with our office, and understanding how comfortable and painless dental work can be under the care of a skilled, gentle dentist like Dr. Chiu are enough to overcome their fears and encourage positive visits. For patients who desire more assistance to reduce their dental phobia, we offer sedation dentistry options for completely relaxed, pain-free visits. No patient will be worked on until they are completely numb. The recommended sedation for you will depend on your health history, your level of dental anxiety, and the type of dental work you are having completed. Options for sedation may include one or a combination of the following:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a mask over the nose and helps patients feel calm and relaxed during procedures.
- Oral sedation, taken as a pill, helps you enjoy a drowsy, relaxed state during treatment.