Relax while we take care of your teeth!
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:
- $Allergy to sedatives
- $Central nervous system depression
Types of sedation dentistry
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.
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!
“Everyone is wonderful! They all treat you with such respect and sweetness. I always feel comfortable and well taken care of.”
— Liz T.
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
You ask, we answer
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
Is dental sedation safe?
How should I prepare for dental sedation?
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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New patients are always welcome!