Sedation Dentistry in Pennsylvania, PA to Help You Relax

Our dentists can help calm your nerves and reduce your anxiety during a visit to our dentists in Pennsylvania, PA by using sedation dentistry.
Sedation Dentistry in Pennsylvania, PA to Help You Relax
Sedation Dentistry

Why Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is used to help patients relax and to minimize their anxiety during various dental treatments. We understand the potential fear of dental procedures and the anxiety of visiting a dentist. We do not want you to fear, avoid or eliminate dental care. We want you to be comfortable and receive the oral care and support that you need to keep your mouth healthy. Ask us about dental sedation today and see if it is the right choice for you. Schedule an appointment for a consultation. There are many reasons why people might use sedation dentistry, including:

  • Dental phobia
  • Previously negative dental experience
  • Fear of needles
  • Sensitive oral nerves
  • Local anesthetic resistance
  • Anxiety disorders

What to Expect


Before you start a dental treatment, you and your dentist will decide whether or not you want to use sedation dentistry and what type of sedation dentistry is best for you. There are two types of dental sedation: conscious sedation, and oral sedation. 


There are two types of dental sedation:

  • Mild sedation is the most common form, often given as nitrous oxide. It is used for routine dental work, implant placement, extractions, and cosmetic dentistry. This form of sedation is with the use of a gas (nitrous oxide) that is breathed in through a mask during your procedure.
  • Medium sedation is a heavier level of sedation used for more involved and intensive dental procedures. It is typically administered orally (pill form a few hours before the procedure) and can be used for most dental procedures. It can also be administered in the office through an IV (Intravenous conscious sedation).

With both types of dental sedation, you will still receive an anesthetic for your procedure once the sedation has started to work.


After having a dental procedure done with sedation, you will likely feel very drowsy. Driving after using the medium sedation dentistry option is not advised, so you will need a familiar person to transport you home.If you choose to use the form of mild sedation with nitrous oxide, you will not experience drowsiness afterward, so you will typically be able to drive yourself after your procedure. 

Your First Visit

If you haven't used sedation while having dental procedures  before, you may be nervous. However, the goal of our team is to help relieve your anxiety during a dental procedure. Your dentist and the other dental staff will guide you through each step of the dental sedation process. They will answer all your questions to relieve your anxiety and enable you to receive the care you need.

Modern Dentistry

Modern Dentistry

All the latest technology can be found at all of our Pennsylvania, PA dental offices.
Judgment-Free Office

Judgment-Free Office

We're here to help you feel confident in your smile. We provide a safe, judge-free zone for any dental issue or concern you have.
On Your Schedule

On Your Schedule

Taking care of your dental health should fit within your schedule. We are open late and on weekends so you can get the care you need.

and Financing

Are you worried about the cost of sedation dentistry? Don't panic. We work with over 200 dental insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans for your convenience.

No Insurance?
No Problem.

Making An Appointment Is Easy

Don't have insurance? That's not a problem with us. We offer payment plans and accept most major credit cards, personal checks, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?
You will be sedated for the duration of your dental procedure, which depends on the type of treatment you have done. However, if you take an oral sedative, the effects may last longer than the actual treatment.
Will I remember my dental procedure during sedation dentistry?
Sometimes patients remember their procedure, but these memories are often fuzzy and unclear.
What are some common side effects of dental sedation?
You may feel nauseous, groggy, or have a dry mouth.