Sedation Dentistry: How It Can Help Anxious Patients


For many people, going to the dentist can be a very anxiety-provoking experience. In fact, some people are so fearful of dental appointments that they will avoid them altogether, even if it means risking their oral health. If this sounds like you or someone you know, sedation dentistry may be the solution you're looking for.

At Middle Bay Dental Associates, we offer the following types of dental sedation for your comfort:

Local anesthetic: This type of sedation numbs the area around your mouth so you won't feel any pain during your procedure.

Nitrous oxide: Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is a gas that you breathe in through a mask, which relaxes you and helps you to feel less anxious.

Oral sedation: Oral sedation is a pill that you take before your appointment, which makes you feel drowsy and relaxed.

IV sedation: IV sedation is administered through a small IV in your arm, and it will make you feel very sleepy during your procedure. While we do not offer IV sedation at Middle Bay Dental Associates, IV sedation is available at a centralized location. Please call our office for details.

If you're interested in learning more about sedation dentistry or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and help you get the dental care you need and deserve. Thank you for choosing Middle Bay Dental Associates!


Feel good in our chair with sedation dentistry

  • Enjoy a more relaxing appointment
  • You won’t feel pain or discomfort
  • Safe & effective – everything is monitored
  • Fast, comfortable recovery
  • Don’t put off essential dental care