Sedation Dentist – Dallas, TX

No Stress, No Fuss, No Fear

Dental anxiety is common among dental patients; however, it doesn’t have to be a debilitating or ominous problem. From mild to severe worries, dentists understand the difficulty many people have when it comes to visiting their dentist’s offices. This is why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry. Through the use of nitrous oxide and oral conscious dental sedation, individuals can become relaxed while undergoing necessary dental care for a healthier, happier smile. Find out if you are eligible to receive relaxing dental sedation from our trusted sedation dentist in Dallas, TX by calling us today.


Why Choose HJ Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Calming Dentist Who Puts Patient Safety and Comfort First
  • Comfortable Amenities Available
  • Same-Day Dental Emergencies


Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

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Also known as just “conscious sedation,” this method allows patients to be fully relaxed while remaining conscious or awake throughout their procedure. Before the appointment, a person will take the prescribed medicine provided by our team. Once in the chair, the process can begin, but it’s unlikely the individual will remember much of anything from their visit. Also, because the effects take a while to wear off, it’s essential to have someone drive you to your appointment and back home.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

You may know nitrous oxide by another name: laughing gas. It has earned this nickname since it makes patients feel light, euphoric, and completely at ease, which is why it’s extremely beneficial for patients who struggle with dental-related anxiety. The process is as simple as inhaling the odorless gas through a nasal mask, and the effects only take a few minutes to set in! You can learn more about this mild, safe, and calming sedative right here.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Female dentist smiling at patient during appointment

Candidacy for nitrous oxide will be determined at your initial consultation. That way, we can learn more about your previous dental experiences, your medical history, and any allergies you have or medications you’re taking. With all of that said, it’s typically recommended for patients who have a fear of needles, dental anxiety, or a sensitive gag reflex. If you’re interested in this sedation dentistry option, then don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment so we can determine if nitrous oxide is right for you!

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

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First, you’ll arrive at our office and settle into the treatment chair. Then, we will put the nasal piece in place, and you’ll be instructed to breathe in the nitrous oxide through your nose. After a few minutes, the effects will begin to set in. By developing a deep sense of relaxation, individuals can feel calm and at ease throughout their appointments. If you fall asleep, don’t worry – we can easily wake you. Otherwise, we will just let you relax throughout your treatment.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

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Once your treatment is complete, we will switch off the nitrous oxide and remove the nasal mask. Almost instantly, the effects begin to wear off. This allows you to drive yourself to and from your appointment without the assistance of someone else! Of course, we will give you aftercare instructions for the treatment you received before you leave as well.