Sedation Dentistry

Conscious Sedation Available In Fargo

We understand how stressful dental fears and anxieties can be for our patient. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry to help calm down patients who may feel scared or nervous at their dental appointment. Sedation dentistry can help you get the dental care you need.

At Designer Smiles in Fargo near Moorhead, we will help you overcome your dental fears and concerns. Our sedation dentistry procedures and techniques can help you feel relaxed. We offer such services as numbing anesthetics, laughing gas treatment, NuCalm and oral conscious sedation. These methods help increase patient comfort and reduce dental worries.

An added 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 completed in just one appointment. This saves 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 efficiently 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 total comfort for both 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. You will be instructed to take the pill shortly before your dental appointment. Make sure you have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment as the effects of the pill typically last a few hours.

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our dental office. Call us today at 701-566-5063 to schedule an appointment if you are in the Fargo area, from West Fargo to Moorhead!