Sedation Dentistry

Our dentists take great pride in helping patients who experience anxiety or fear before their appointments. It is not uncommon for people to be uncomfortable with dental care. But if anxiety or fear is keeping you from getting the dental services you need, you could be risking your teeth and putting your health in danger. If you’ve ever skipped a trip to the dentist because of nerves, we encourage you to come see us. We’re not like other dentists and take a lot of pride in helping our patients overcome dental anxiety. We often find that after getting to know us, many patients’ worries fade away. Most are amazed by how gentle and friendly we are.


Our dentists specialize in something other dentists often overlook — treating patients with dental anxiety. If you’re worried or nervous about your implant procedure, we’ll help you feel relaxed with our friendly and gentle approach to your care.

If you need a little more help during your appointment, sedation dentistry can be useful. We offer a variety of sedation options, including nitrous oxide, and oral sedatives. Talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry. You’ll be glad you did

we offer two types of sedation that can help you feel at ease in the dentist’s chair. Each level of sedation offers unique advantages that can be suitable for a wide range of dental treatments.

Oral Sedation

To help you relax and overcome stress and worry leading up to your appointment, our dentists may recommend oral sedation. These are prescription medications taken before your appointment to reduce anxiety.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Enjoy needle-free dentistry. Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of a small, easily-consumed pill that can even be taken prior to entering the office.  Conscious sedation can help ease your mind and eliminate anxiety so you can focus on your dental health instead of any momentary discomfort. Depending on the total dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. For minimal sedation, you take a pill, typically Halcion, which is a member of the same drug family as Valium. It's usually taken about an hour before the procedure. The pill will make you drowsy, although you'll still be awake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation. This is the type of anesthesia most commonly associated with sedation dentistry. Some people become groggy enough from moderate oral sedation to actually fall asleep during the procedure. They usually can be awakened with a gentle shake. You’ll get to feel the ease and relaxation gently coaxing its way over you as you remain conscious and in control throughout your treatment.

If you're afraid, anxious, or apprehensive, your dentist can help you choose the right form of dental sedation for you. For more information on Comfort Dentistry call our office at (585) 705 6518 (Gates Location) / (585) 624 5480 (Mendon Location) or make an appointment.

Nitrous Oxide

A great choice for many people, nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an odorless gas inhaled through a small and comfortable mask. It will help you to relax and feel at ease throughout your appointment. Best of all, it begins to wear off as soon as the mask is removed from your face. Our office is well equipped with Nitrous Oxide Setup.