Erie Sedation Dentist

A comfortable experience with amazing results
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Relax while we take care of your teeth!

Do you feel anxious thinking about going to the dentist? You are not alone. Dental anxiety is a common obstacle to taking care of your teeth. Adults and children alike may feel worried about feeling discomfort while receiving dental treatment. Luckily, at our Erie office, we offer several sedation options that can make you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your dental visit.

Each patient has unique needs when it comes to sedation options so we’ll determine the best sedation option for you before starting treatment. At Laser Dentistry of Erie, we use sedatives that have been proven to be both safe and effective, even for children. Rest assured knowing you are in the best hands!

Contact us today to schedule your visit for sedation dentistry at Erie, and let’s identify the best treatment for your smile.

Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

Most patients can benefit from sedation dentistry, but there are certain pre-existing conditions that might prevent you from being a candidate for this treatment.

These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • $Pregnancy
  • $Allergy to sedatives
  • $Central nervous system depression
  • $Glaucoma

Types of sedation dentistry

At Laser Dentistry of Erie, we offer different kinds of sedation to assist in ensuring comfortable dental treatments.

Twilight Sedation

Also known as conscious sedation, twilight sedation is frequently used for small surgeries or for shorter, less complicated treatments. When a local anesthetic injection is not enough but deeper general anesthesia is not required.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as “laughing gas”, this is a safe and effective anesthetic given to patients via a mask. It isn’t going to put you to sleep like general anesthesia, but you’ll experience a general body-wide sense of numbness and feel a little lightheaded. You’ll be able to interact with your surroundings and it takes only a few minutes for the effects to completely wear off.

When you visit us, we’ll assess your situation to decide which sedation option is right for you. Here you can book your appointment.

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What to do after you have dental sedation?

Recovery after sedation dentistry means taking time for the drowsiness to pass as your body returns to normal. If you’ll be receiving twilight sedation, having a friend or family member drive you to and from our dental office is important.

Our team prioritizes patient safety above all else. We offer safe, custom sedation dentistry has proven to be both safe and effective.

Questions or concerns? Please don’t hesitate to reach out at (814) 825-2615.

Our patients enjoy their visits!

How do I book an appointment?

Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years since your last dental appointment, we’re here to provide compassionate, comprehensive care for you and your family.


Call or send us a message to schedule a visit


Your appointment will include an exam and x-rays


We’ll evaluate the health of your teeth and determine the best treatment

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Do I need sedation dentistry?

If you check any of the boxes below, it’s a good idea to talk to our sedation dentist about your needs.


  • Severe anxiety or stress at dental appointments
  • Fear of needles or injections
  • Need for a difficult or time-consuming treatment
  • Inability to tolerate dental sounds or smells at the dentist
  • Having a strong gag reflex
  • Having painful or sensitive teeth
  • History of a traumatic dental experience
  • Claustrophobia when sitting in the dentist’s chair
  • An unpleasant dentist encounter in the past
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Is dental sedation safe?

Sedation dentistry is safe, especially when our group of qualified healthcare professionals performs it. To prevent any medical issues, our sedation specialists will take all necessary steps to guarantee that the drugs are customized to each patient’s needs.
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How should I prepare for dental sedation?

Our sedation specialist will inform you of everything you need to know about sedation dentistry once you arrive.
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Our office

Welcome to Laser Dentistry of Erie! Imagine an environment that feels more like your friend’s house or a cozy spa than a sterile dentist office. Our office combines comfort and results to create an unparalleled experience for you. We can’t wait to welcome you in!

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1533 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16510

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New patients are always welcome!