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Brentwood Sedation Dentistry

For more than a century, sedation dentistry has been used to make routine dental procedures more tolerable. In the most recent few decades, sedation dentistry has evolved to include various options that offer patients varying degrees of sedation. At Brentwood Dental Excellence, we are fully trained and accredited for sedation dentistry. We closely monitor patient vital signs throughout each dental visit and are personally attentive to patient needs for the duration of each procedure.

Brentwood Dental Excellence - Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is better known as ‘laughing gas.’ It is administered in our office via a mask and monitored for steady sedation throughout the office visit. Oxygen is given at the end of the visit, which completely eliminates grogginess or feelings of sedation within minutes.

Nitrous oxide sedation provides a feeling of ‘floating’ or complete relaxation. However, this form of sedation allows our patients to communicate with us throughout their visits to ensure comfort and control.

Unlike other forms of sedation dentistry, you are perfectly safe to drive after using nitrous oxide. One of the benefits of nitrous oxide is that we can carefully control the dose and the timing.

Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Many patients can benefit from sedation dentistry, including those who are uncomfortable with the sensations associated with dental work. We also use sedation to treat patients who suffer with a fear. The only way to know if you qualify for sedation dentistry is by speaking with a sedation dentist about your individual case. If you live in or around Brentwood, Forest Hills, Franklin and Berry Hill, Tennessee, contact the staff here at Brentwood Dental Excellence to schedule your consultation. Dr. Asma Malik can discuss your options with you and help you determine if sedation dentistry is right for you.