Sedation Dentistry

At our dental clinic, we offer sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort during any dental procedure or treatment. Our primary goal is to provide a calm and relaxed environment for you, and our team works closely with you to assess any fears or concerns you may have.

Sedation Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV

At Desert Hills Dental, we prioritize your comfort with our sedation dentistry services. We offer two types of sedation:

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): Administered through a mask over your nose, nitrous oxide induces relaxation and euphoria while allowing you to stay partially awake and responsive throughout the procedure. Its effects wear off quickly after treatment.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: This involves taking a prescribed pill before your appointment to induce a deeper level of relaxation. While conscious, you may feel drowsy and may not remember your treatment after the fact.

Sedation dentistry provides anxiety relief, pain management, and time efficiency during dental procedures. It calms patients who suffer from dental anxiety, minimizes discomfort, and may reduce appointment times. 

Don’t let dental anxiety hold you back. Experience the difference sedation dentistry can make at Desert Hills Dental in Las Vegas, NV. Contact us to learn more.

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  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas is Nitrous Oxide and is commonly used as a local sedation method. It’s colorless and odorless and its usefulness stems from its ability to quickly work and safely reverse its affects. It is a widely considered safe dental sedation method.

  • What types of anesthesia are used for dental work?

    The most common types of anesthesia used are local anesthesia, IV sedation and general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is injected directly in the area that is to be treated—usually the gums around an effected tooth. In contrast, general anesthesia produces a more profound experience that usually leaves no memory of the actual procedure. It’s typically used for more intensive procedures like tooth extraction, dental implants or other surgical procedures and the patient is unconscious during the process. IV sedation is a deeper type of anesthesia that achieves a period of brief sedation with very little memory of the surgery.

  • Can you choose to be sedated at the dentist?

    Yes, at Desert Hills Dental, we offer sedation dentistry options to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures. We understand that dental anxiety is common, and our goal is to ensure that every patient feels at ease while receiving treatment. Whether you prefer Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) or Oral Conscious Sedation, our team will work with you to choose the best option based on your needs and preferences. Don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns with us, and we’ll do everything we can to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.

  • What is the most commonly used sedation?

    At Desert Hills Dental, the most commonly used sedation option is Nitrous Oxide, also known as Laughing Gas. This safe and effective sedative is administered through a mask over the nose, inducing relaxation and euphoria while allowing patients to remain conscious and responsive throughout their dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is preferred by many patients due to its quick onset and minimal side effects. However, we also offer Oral Conscious Sedation for those who prefer a deeper level of relaxation. Our team will work with you to determine the most suitable sedation option based on your individual needs and preferences.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by Desert Hills Dental, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Desert Hills Dental

6740 S. Fort Apache, STE. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



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