It’s completely natural to feel anxious about going to the dentist. But if those fears are keeping you -- like up to half of the population -- from obtaining dental care, you could end up with more severe problems than you started with. At Elwood Avenue Dental, we can help.

Our safe and effective sedation, including oral and inhalation methods, can ensure you have a comfortable experience that supports your ongoing dental and overall health. Our patients are at the center of everything we do, and we strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable throughout their exam and treatment. While these aren’t pain relievers that take the place of common numbing medications used in dental treatments, they can alleviate the anxiety and stress you might feel.

Oral Sedation

Elwood Avenue Dental patients who suffer anxiety in anticipation of their appointment may be prescribed an oral sedative to reduce symptoms so that you can get the dental care you need.

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Laughing Gas

As an inhaled sedative, what’s commonly called laughing gas is safe and easy to administer in our office by simply breathing in and breathing out. Laughing gas provides quick and effective sedation in preparation for almost all dental procedures.

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IV Sedation

Sometimes anxiety about dental treatment keeps treatment from being completed, leading to further problems. If nearly falling asleep during treatment and waking up at the end would make it possible, then IV sedation might work for you.

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