Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can mean any type of sedative given by pill, elixir, intravenous, inhaled, or otherwise, that relaxes patients for dental procedures. Many dentists advertising on the radio or the Internet provide sedation with a pill called triazolam combined with nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas.) This can relax patients and may reduce their memory of dental procedures. More advanced dentists, called dentist anesthesiologists, are able to use the same pill, but offer other methods of sedation dentistry in addition to just “the pill.” Triazolam may be all that many patients need for relaxation; however, more apprehensive people typically require something more. A qualified, board-certified dental anesthesiologist can use intravenous anesthesia or general dental anesthesia.

Other Services

Patients that benefit from sedation dentistry include those who have:

  • Difficulty Achieving Numbness
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Sensitive Gag Reflex
  • Panic or Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism
  • Needle Phobia
  • Complex Dental Needs
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Our goal is to provide dental care at our Lyons Dental Specialities office without fear, pain, or anxiety for our patients. We use a wide range of techniques to provide the most comfortable dental care possible. Many patients have found that dental care that utilizes sedation dentistry, such as intravenous or general anesthesia, maybe the most comfortable and relaxing solution to their dental problem.


The most important thing is what is best for you as an individual patient. Our dentists will meet with every patient to review their needs and desires. Together with the patient, we’ll offer the most appropriate options, including sedation dentistry. Every patient is cared for as a unique individual.


You Sleep, We Work. Sedation dentistry allows people to gain a sense of comfort about their procedures. It may also help some patients to undergo elective procedures that they may have been apprehensive about before. Sedation dentistry lets patients feel relaxed and calm, and in some cases, you may not even remember the dental procedure.