Dental Sedation & Anesthesia

The West Lakes Dentistry team wants your experience to be as stress-free as can be. We’re here to listen to your concerns and take them into consideration when providing you with dental care. We understand what it’s like to experience anxiety. To help ensure you are comfortable during your visit, we offer several safe sedation and anesthesia options. Ask us about sedation dentistry to help you stay relaxed throughout your appointment.

Nitrous Oxide

A blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide gases, nitrous oxide is commonly used in sedation dentistry. You might be more familiar with it as “laughing gas”. When patients inhale nitrous oxide, it leads to a pleasant feeling of relaxation and well-being. This sedation is helpful for patients who are nervous about their dental treatment or who have a strong gag reflex that makes it difficult to receive dental care. Nitrous oxide also increases your pain threshold and can make anesthetic injections less painful.

Practically Painless Numbing

Did you know that most of the discomfort associated with numbing shots is actually caused by the rate of injection? At West Lakes Dentistry, we have years of experience administering dental anesthesia. We take our time and work to make the numbing process as painless as possible for our patients.