What is sedation dentistry?

At Saigh Family Dental, we are aware that many of our patients experience fear and anxiety when they think about the visiting the dentist. Dr. Saigh and our team do not want anything to stand in your way of receiving the dental care you need. To help foster a relaxing, comfortable environment, we provide exceptional sedation dentistry. The main form of sedation we use is nitrous oxide.

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a type of inhalation sedation, meaning you will breathe in the nitrous oxide, mixed with a higher level of oxygen, to produce the desired effect. Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas because it creates a pleasurable, euphoric feeling. With nitrous oxide, you will feel relaxed, happy, and free of pain throughout the entire treatment process. Another benefit of nitrous oxide is that you remain awake, allowing you to be in full control of your faculties. There are also limited side effects associated with using nitrous oxide in Iron River, Michigan.

For more information about how we use sedation dentistry to help you have a positive experience each time you visit our dental office, please call our friendly dental team today at 906-265-0050. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.