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Dental Anxiety & Oral Sedation 

It is Not Uncommon

In fact, some studies show that up to 75% of Americans experience some level of dental related fear and 20% avoid dental care because of it. If you have a fear of dental work, we want you to know that making you feel comfortable and safe at our office is our first priority.

We Can Help!

Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. There are many solutions for dental anxiety, and we are ready to help.

Techniques to Control Anxiety
  • Communication:  Informing us as to what you are afraid of is a great place to start. Often we can quell a fear simply by giving you correct or updated information. We will keep you informed before, during and after your procedure, making sure that you understand what is going on and why we are doing it.

  • Calming Techniques:  Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or to find distraction inside the room.

  • Listening to Music:  With most procedures, the use of personal headphones and music is allowed. This is a great way to keep calm and pass the time while in the chair.

  • Taking Breaks:  Let us know if you would like to take a short break during your treatment by signaling with your left hand.

  • Bring Support:  We always welcome our patients to bring a supportive friend or family member who can help make an appointment less daunting.

  • Oral Sedation:  Depending on the nature of your procedure, various types of sedation may be available to you including oral sedation.

We Offer Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, is a colorless and odorless gas that you inhale through your nose. The effects of nitrous oxide are a relaxed feeling and diminished pain, making it an ideal sedation option for many dental procedures. Advantages of sedation utilizing nitrous oxide include:

  • It is quick acting.

  • Dr. Vasani can alter the level of sedation during treatment.

  • Patient is awake and aware of their surroundings.

  • Nitrous oxide is administered continuously during the procedure.

  • No negative after-effects and quick recovery.

  • No injection for patients with a fear of needles.

  • Reduce gag reflex.

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