Sedation Dentistry in

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of techniques to help reduce the anxiety and pain a patient may experience during a dental procedure. We take extra care in making our dental practice a calming and stress-free environment, and we offer laughing gas, oral sedation and local anesthesia as options for sedation.

Some patients may experience fear about visiting the dentist. This condition, known as dental anxiety, can even prevent them from receiving the treatment they need. At Highland Oaks Family Dentistry, we go the extra mile to make our dental office a relaxing, spa-like experience. We offer blankets and pillows, music and we have a friendly staff who is knowledgeable and approachable. Should you require more extensive measures to reduce your anxiety, our sedation dentistry options include:

  • Laughing Gas: Laughing gas is a gaseous substance that is inhaled through a mask that is worn over the nose. The substance is inhaled before and during the treatment and has been shown to give patients a sensation of comfort and general well-being. The patient will remain awake while inhaling the laughing gas, and the effects will wear off quickly after the patient stops inhaling it.
  • Oral Sedation: Oral sedatives refer to any prescription drugs that may be prescribed and taken orally before treatment. When the medicinal effects from the drugs take hold, the patient will be sedated and relaxed, but conscious. The patient will most likely have little recollection of the treatment or procedure after their appointment.
  • Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered through an injection to the area that will be treated. The anesthesia will block pain receptors in the immediate and surrounding area, completely numbing it. Local anesthesia allows the patient to stay awake without feeling any pain, and the effects normally wear off after a couple of hours.

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Sandy Arceneaux

The staff at Highland Oaks Family Dentistry are so friendly and helpful. I've had some extensive work done there and they've treated me so gently. I like having a dentist that cares about me!

Brandi Fernandez

-I was Recommended by a long time friend that works there (Selena) as she knew I was struggling to find dental care that was affordable but I also have a fear of getting work done. The facility is extremely clean and the staff was super nice. I have difficult work that needed to be completed and they were so patient with me it made me feel very comfortable. Highland Oaks will be my preferred Dentistry from now on!

Courtney Duet

This dental clinic is superb! The staff is extremely friendly, the visits are quick and pain-free, and the facility is spotless. Myself and my 7 year old both enjoy our visits and would highly recommend Highland Oaks to anyone looking for an extremely pleasant dental experience.
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