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Sedation Dentistry Provided in Bend

Bend Sedation Dentistry pill in person’s handWhile we know visiting the dentist can make you feel anxious or afraid, we also believe it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s nothing saying you can’t relax at the dentist’s office, especially when we’ve got options in sedation to help! Dr. Joshua Prentice is pleased to offer patients from Bend, Redmond, and Sisters, OR oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. Contact us to schedule your next appointment, and then relax in the dental chair at long last!

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Oral Conscious Sedation

For patients with mild to moderate anxiety, or those undergoing a longer dental treatment, oral conscious sedation provides much-needed comfort and relaxation. It’s administered in pill form. Just take the prescribed medication about an hour before your appointment, and by the time you’re settling into the dental chair, its effects have taken over. You will remain fully conscious during oral conscious sedation, just completely relaxed and removed from what’s going on around you.

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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation helps patients of all ages smile throughout their dental appointments. Best for simple procedures like fillings or gum disease treatment, nitrous oxide gives you a slight tingly feeling and removes your worry regarding what’s going on around you. It also wears off as soon as the treatment is complete and the mask is removed, meaning you can go on about your day without any lasting grogginess.