Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation Available In Fargo

Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from the healthy, happy smile that you deserve. Sedation dentistry can awaken your smile and even help you look forward to seeing the dentist.

We know that dental pain can be a very serious issue for many people. For some, it can even prevent them from getting the general dentistry care they need. Fortunately, with modern methods and a caring touch, this fear can be overcome.

We at Designer Smiles in Fargo near Moorhead understand your concerns and are ready to help you discover an option that will make you feel comfortable—before and during your visit. We offer sedation dentistry procedures and techniques proven to calm and relax you, including numbing anesthetics, laughing gas treatment, NuCalm and oral conscious sedation. These methods improve patient comfort and can reduce the harmful physiological consequences of untreated pain.



Another benefit of dental sedation is that, for many people, several procedures can be performed all at once. If you have multiple cosmetic dental procedures that need to be done, these options can allow you to have them done in just one appointment, saving you the hassle and inconvenience of multiple trips to the dentist.

  • Numbing Anesthetics

    Local anesthetics can be very effective for reducing pain. The most commonly used is lidocaine, which lasts in the body for about 1.5–2 hours.

  • Laughing Gas Treatment

    Laughing gas is painlessly administered through a fitted mask placed over the nose. To ensure that there are no lingering effects, you’ll be given oxygen for a brief period of time at the end of your appointment.

  • NuCalm

    NuCalm is a reliable, non-narcotic way for us to induce an intense state of relaxation. It combines dietary supplements, cranial electrotherapy stimulation, neuroacoustic binaural beat software, and light-blocking glasses to calm brain waves. NuCalm gives a spa-like quality to your visits, providing complete comfort for your mind and body.

  • Oral Conscious Sedation

    Oral conscious sedation is commonly used in sedation dentistry to induce a state of deep relaxation. Triazolam is a small pill that is a safe, quick-acting sedative with virtually no side effects other than some occasional drowsiness.

Our doctors have been specifically trained to help you choose the sedation method that is right for you. Call us today at 701-566-5063 to schedule an appointment if you are in the Fargo area, from West Fargo to Moorhead!

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Designer Smiles

Dr. Dennis Hetland
Dr. Jeff Harrie
Come visit Dr. Hetland in Fargo if you are in need of dental services, such as dental implants or cosmetic dentistry! Call now to schedule an appointment if you are in Moorhead or West Fargo!

3525 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58104

CALL: (701) 298-9400 701-566-5063

  • I’m a busy mom of 4 so I really appreciate the text reminders about our upcoming appointments.
  • The best dental experience I’ve ever had because I slept through it. Sedation dentistry is the greatest thing ever.
  • I was so blessed to have found you. Thank you for helping me so quickly.
  • Dr. Hetland told me my new teeth would help me chew better and help relieve my jaw pain. What I didn’t know was that they would make me feel so much better about myself. I just can’t stop smiling. Thank you!
  • The Designer Smiles team is amazing. They took great care of my teeth when I didn’t and they did it without making me feel bad about all those years I neglected my teeth. I highly recommend them to EVERYONE!
  • Thank you for taking the time to make just a great smile for an old gal like me. I look and feel 10 years younger!
  • I had a great experience with Dr. Hetland and the whole staff at Desinger Smiles! I also had awesome results with the Six Month Smiles. Thank you for being so accommodating and enjoyable at all of my appointments!
  • Another wonderful experience today with Dr. Hetland and his staff. They truly care about your care and comfort. This was my second crown procedure in the past 3 years. They had great notes from the time before to ensure I did not feel any discomfort. Thanks for everything
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Making smiles bright extends beyond the doors of Designer Smiles, especially each March through June when we proudly participate in the Smiles For Life campaign. During this time, 100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures go to children’s charities, including right here in the F-M area. This year, we have selected Camp Sioux for Diabetic Children as the local charity of choice.

We make helping children and bright smiles easy—simply contact us to schedule your teeth whitening appointment. You get a brighter, whiter smile, and children get a reason to smile, as well. If you are already happy with your bright smile, simply ask about the other ways you can participate in helping children.Dr. Hetland is a Smiles For Life participating dentist in Fargo, North Dakota to benefit children's charities.