Sedation Dentistry in ABQ

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Brian K. Dennis, DDS PC provides light sedation dentistry services in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-292-1051to learn more and schedule your appointment.

We offer nitrous oxide sedation with local anesthetic ensures that you feel calm and comfortable throughout your procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that is inhaled through a small mask worn over your nose. You’ll begin to feel the effects of nitrous oxide within minutes, but the effects wear off just as fast once you take the mask off.

Nitrous oxide makes you feel comfortable and calm, although some patients also feel lightheaded and sensations of tingling or heaviness in the arms and legs. Side effects are rare and may include nausea, shivering, sweating, and headaches, but these also resolve quickly. Nitrous oxide sedation itself doesn’t affect whether or not you feel pain during your procedure, but we always use local anesthetic in conjunction with the nitrous oxide to ensure that your procedure is pain-free.

Call 505-292-1051 to schedule your appointment.