Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is made available to any patient who might be feeling nervous about their dental treatment. It can be especially helpful for extensive restoration cases.

At Lakeview Dental Clinic, our anti-anxiety and sedation dentistry options are here to keep you relaxed. From nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) to oral sedatives, we have options available that can work well for all of our patients who experience dental anxiety.

Oral Sedation

If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Matteson may recommend oral sedation. These anti-anxiety pills tone down activity in the parts of your brain that cause you to feel anxious or afraid.

Remember, if you take oral sedation, you cannot drive before or after your appointment. Bring a friend or family member with you to make sure you arrive and get back home safely following your appointment.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Unfortunately, dental anxiety can keep many patients from visiting the dentist for checkups and receiving much-needed dental treatment. If dental appointments make you anxious, Dr. Matteson can administer nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) to help you feel more at ease during your visit.

If you are feeling anxious about an upcoming visit at Lakeview Dental Clinic, ask about nitrous oxide! Most of our patients are good candidates for this sedation technique. With Dr. Matteson, you are in good hands.