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Sedation Dentistry

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Many people feel anxious before and during dental procedures. It's okay to feel nervous or even fearful when anticipating an appointment. We understand that our patients aren't all the same, and we have great news: you have options! You can experience dental treatment in a comfortable, customized approach with several different methods of sedation. 


The most common forms of sedation used in dentistry are inhalation, oral, and intravenous sedation. While making dentistry much easier for you, it is important to understand that they are not pain-killers, and regular numbing medications still prove essential. But sedation will make every part of your treatment more enjoyable if you're anxious.


Sedation dentistry is a technique used by a trained dentist to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for your child dental treatment. A major benefit to the sedation technique is that patients often feel the procedure lasts only a few minutes when in fact, it might have taken hours to perform. 


Laughing Gas is available in our office and provides an excellent way to ease anxiety for many dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation available, gas flows through a soft mask that sits over your nose. This odorless gas mixes with pure oxygen to introduce a relaxed feeling during treatment. Laughing Gas often brings a euphoric feeling that encourages your sense of humor. The adjustable levels of Laughing Gas allow us to customize sedation for each patient, with an altered effect noticed within just a few minutes. 

With Laughing Gas, you won’t experience short-term memory loss. At the end of treatment, the sedative effect disappears almost immediately, and you will be able to return home without lasting side effects. With laughing gas, you don’t even need an escort to accompany you home from your visit.

●      Laughing Gas provides quick, safe sedation to help with mild dental anxiety for appointments of all kinds:

●      Before treatment begins, you breathe a mix of odorless gas and oxygen through a soft nasal mask.

●      Our modern office includes state-of-the-art sedation equipment.

●      Laughing Gas is readily available and frequently used by all our providers.

Our team dedicates themselves to patient comfort every step of the way. Laughing Gas means even mild anxiety doesn’t need to be part of your experience at Healthy Smiles Family.


We know that preventing serious health problems is easier than trying to repair them. We want to help you prevent dental issues while giving you beautiful teeth and healthy gums. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment, contact us here or call us at 661-37-SMILE to schedule an appointment today!

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Healthy Smiles Family Dental
Phone: (661) 306-4871
3450 Stine Rd
Bakersfield, CA93309