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Sedation Dentist – Soldotna, AK

Lifting the Anxiety Out of Dental Visits

Fearful dental patient in need of sedation dentistry

At Soldotna Dental Arts, we understand that dental anxiety is a real and common problem among dentistry patients of all ages, resulting in countless skipped appointments and worsening smile damage that could have been avoided. Our skilled sedation dentist in Soldtona, AK, Dr. Christensen, and the rest of our staff work hard to create a comforting, pleasant environment for every visit, but this isn’t always enough to quell frazzled nerves. Thankfully, sedation dentistry can lend a helping hand. If you’d like to learn more about our sedative techniques or arrange this type of care for your next visit, contact us today in Soldotna, AK.

Why Choose Soldotna Dental Arts for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Two Types of Sedation Available for Patients
  • Trusted & Knowledgeable Dentist with Years of Experience
  • Calming Dental Team & Amenities

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide dental sedation

Most people know nitrous oxide by a different, sillier name — laughing gas! This mild sedative is safe for all ages, and it’s administered through a nasal mask that we’ll place on you at the beginning of your appointment. After a few minutes of breathing in the gas, you should feel calmer and more content while remaining aware of what’s happening around you. The biggest benefit of nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off extremely quickly following your appointment, which means that it’s safe to return to your daily routine and even drive yourself with minimal to no downtime required.

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Womant taking oral conscious dental sedation pill

When dealing with moderate to severe dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation can be a great way to minimize fear associated with the dental office. You will take a prescribed pill before your appointment that will allow you to feel more comfortable and relaxed when you arrive. You will need to have someone escort you to and from your appointment. Once in the chair, we will begin to treat your issue while you sit back and remain completely at ease. The effects do take time to wear off, so make sure to return home to rest.