Do you ever feel anxiety or dread when thinking about your upcoming dental appointment? If so, our dentist in Hobart, IN, may recommend dental sedation so you feel safe and comfortable while receiving necessary treatment. At Ridgewood Dental PC, we offer both laughing gas sedation and pill sedation. This allows us to provide different levels of sedation to accommodate our patients’ needs.

Dental Sedation Dentist Hobart

Even if you don’t have dental anxiety, we may still recommend sedation to help improve your comfort during fillings, root canals, and other restorative procedures.

Here’s what else you need to know about our dental sedation services at Ridgewood Dental PC.

How Will Laughing Gas Affect Me?

Laughing gas is a mild form of sedation that wears off quickly, which means you’ll be able to drive yourself home after your dental visit. During your appointment, we’ll place a small mask over your nose that will supply the laughing gas. As you breathe, the laughing gas will work quickly to help you feel more relaxed and at ease in the dentist’s chair. Some patients may experience a sense of giddiness, which is how “laughing gas” gets its name.

What Can I Expect During Pill Sedation?

Our dentist will write you a prescription, which you’ll need to pick up at your local pharmacy. Before your appointment, you’ll need to take the medication as prescribed by our dentist and have a loved one drive you to and from our office for your appointment. Never drive while under the influence of dental pill sedation!

Pill sedation will make you feel drowsy. If you fall asleep during your appointment, the sedation is still light enough that we’ll be able to wake you with a gentle nudge.

Request an Appointment with Us

Our dentist in Hobart, IN, is accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for our dental sedation services, please call Ridgewood Dental PC at (219) 947-2922. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.