Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation Dentistry In Tempe, AZ

Helping With Dental Fears

Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, refers to the way dentist's  manage Pain and Anxiety during dental appointments. Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond,  patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands and breath on their own. 

Our Tempe dental office offers two forms of sedation dentistry.

Oral Conscious Sedation : Orally Administered Sedation, sometimes called  "Sedation Dentistry" is administered by taking a pill. All body functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. Some degree of amnesia is common. The disadvantage with this method of sedation, is that the level of sedation for each person is not predictable.  The patient is NOT allowed to drive when they have taken an oral sedation medication. They are required to have somebody drive them to and from the appointment. 

Inhalation Sedation: Nitrous Oxide also known as "laughing gas". This is the most frequently used sedation method used  in dentistry. All bodily functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient may experience some degree of amnesia about what happened during their dental appointment. Inhalation Sedation has been used dentists for many years. The patient IS able to drive to and from the appointment when using nitrous oxide during dental procedures. 

Please contact our Tempe family dental office if you have any quesitons or would like to schedule your appointment. Click Here to schedule your appointment online. 


Tempe Smile Design
Dr. Stacy Tracy & Dr. Roxane Huber

1712 E Guadalupe Road, Suite 109
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: (480) 829-8200
Fax: (480) 967-5252
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