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Sedation Dentist in Lancaster

Curly haired woman lying downIt’s a fact that many patients, both young and old, suffer from a fear of the dentist. These feelings can occur for a number of reasons, and they may be relatively mild or more severe in nature. At Lancaster Family Smiles, we believe in helping patients feel safe and right at home every time they come in, and the last thing we want is for the families we see to avoid much-needed treatment because of these negative emotions. That’s why Dr. Mahima Gupta offers sedation dentistry as a solution! These techniques are designed to take the edge off anxiety allowing you to achieve genuine relaxation as we improve your oral health. Please contact our Lancaster, TX practice today if you’d like to utilize sedation dentistry during your next appointment! We’re happy to welcome patients from all over the Dallas area and beyond.

In addition to dental-related anxiety and fear, you may be in need of sedation dentistry if you fall into any of the following categories:

Our available sedation options include:

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a safe and easy sedative method that can help you feel much more at ease throughout your procedure in Lancaster. The gas is mixed with oxygen and then administered to patients through a mask that fits over their nose. Dr. Gupta will instruct you to breathe as you normally would, and in just a couple of minutes, you should start to experience feelings of light-headedness, calm, and comfort.

Nitrous oxide has several valuable benefits including:

Level 1 Sedation

Another method of helping dental patients relax is the use of medications to help reduce anxiety, relieve stress, and create a lulling effect. Dr. Gupta will provide a prescription and instructions for when to take the medication before your scheduled appointment. Depending on the effects, we may require that a trusted friend or family brings you both to and from our Lancaster office. Our team can also combine Level 1 Sedation and nitrous oxide for an increased effect!