Sedation Options

Relax at Alaska Dental Arts

Scared of the dentist?Experience Sedation Dentistry at Alaska Dental Arts!

Dental anxiety is a very common dental problem. Even people who work in dental offices experience dental phobia!

Our hygienists and dentists will review all the treatment & processes planned beforehand, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Beyond that, you’ll be relaxed by our calming atmosphere.

A lot of people think IV sedation may not be safe for them. Dental anxiety is actually why IV sedation was introduced into dentistry. Being scared, nervous, and having extra anxiety can trigger cardiac events. When you’re under IV sedation you’re very calm, mild-mannered, nothing is upsetting, and your anxiety level is so low that your procedure can be done in a much safer and healthier environment.

Don't let dental anxiety hold you back!

Call us for a complimentary consultation and learn more about our full range of sedation options!

We Provide Sedation Options:

Feel relaxed at the dentist with Alaska Dental Arts!

Oral Conscious Sedation

Nervous about going to the dentist? Terrified? If so, oral conscious sedation may be exactly what you need. Your dentist will prescribe you a pill to take about an hour before your appointment so that by the time you sit in the treatment chair, you’ll be completely physically and mentally relaxed. You’ll still be awake the entire time, but you’ll likely have very little memory of your visit afterward (which is just perfect for some patients!).

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Need just a little help to feel completely comfortable at the dentist? Nitrous oxide has been used for over 100 years to help soothe anxious dental patients, and it’s so gentle we can even safely use it with children. A patient simply inhales the odorless gas through a small nasal mask, and within a minute, they’ll feel a warm, relaxing sensation. After their procedure is over and the mask is removed, the effects wear off almost instantly, allow a person to go on about their day normally.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is typically recommended to patients who are undergoing more invasive procedures. This may include oral surgery, extractions or facial reconstruction. However, IV sedation can be beneficial for patients who are nervous about visiting the office and just want to relax while the procedure is being done. IV sedation is continually monitored while you’re in our office and wears off quickly once the IV is taken out of your arm. IV sedation puts you into a deep state of sleep, ideal for more invasive procedures or to help you relax during your appointment. IV sedation is safe and customized to each patient coming into our office.

Did You Know?

Nearly half of the adult population in the US has true dental fear or dental phobia?