The Dentist House offers sedation dentistry to help patients who feel anxious, distressed, or uncomfortable relax during their appointment and receive their treatments with greater ease. We offer several sedation options, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. For more information about sedation dentistry in Ridgecrest, California, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Josef Mamaliger, please contact our practice at 760-446-7343.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a mild sedative that you inhale through a nose mask. As you inhale this gas, you will begin to feel more relaxed, and may experience a euphoric sensation. Nitrous oxide is very safe, and the effects will wear off shortly after our dentist removes your nose mask, which means that you can legally and safely drive yourself home following your treatment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that you will be awake and aware of where you are and what is happening, but you will also feel more relaxed during your treatment. If our dentist determines that oral sedation is the right option for you, he will provide you with a special medication, usually in the form of a pill or liquid, which you will take just before your scheduled appointment. By the time your treatment begins, you will be completely relaxed.

For your safety, have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.

If you have any questions about our dental sedation options, and to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, please call our office today.


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