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If you experience fear at the thought of visiting the dentist, we can offer sedation dentistry to help you feel more relaxed when you sit in the dental chair. At our office, we can provide nitrous oxide and oral sedation to reduce your dental anxiety.

Nitrous Oxide
Another name for nitrous oxide is laughing gas, which is administered through a small mask that we place over your nose when you sit down in the dental chair. During your appointment, you will breath in a flow of gas that causes you to feel calm, relaxed, and even euphoric. Though you may lose track of time, you will not actually fall asleep. Once the mask is lifted, the effects of nitrous oxide will begin to wear away and you will be able to drive yourself home.

Oral Sedation
Oral sedation will be handed to you as a pill that you will need to take before your appointment with Dr. Stuart Drange so that when it is time to receive dental treatment, you will be experiencing calming emotions similar to those produced by the calming medication Valium. Like nitrous oxide, oral sedation will not put you to sleep, but you shouldn’t experience any anxiety under its effects.

If you feel you would benefit from receiving sedation dentistry at your next visit to Carson Valley Dental Arts, we invite you to give us a call at 775-782-7169 today to discuss your options for sedation dentistry in Gardnerville, Nevada.