Do you find it difficult to stay calm and relaxed during your dental appointments? If your answer is yes, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Dr. Chris Hill is happy to provide a solution to help you look forward to your upcoming dental appointments and receive the dental care you need to achieve your desired healthy and beautiful smile. With sedation dentistry, you can take all the anxiety and fear away, and replace it with the feeling of ultimate relaxation. See how sedation dentistry is here to help you keep calm and carry on.

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Nitrous Oxide

At Smile On Dental Studio, our dentists understand that not every patient experiences the same anxiety or likes the same types of treatments. By offering three types of sedation dentistry options, patients can use the right one that works for their bodies. Our first option is nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is known by most as laughing gas and is administered through a facial mask placed over the patient’s nose. The patient will inhale nitrous oxide and oxygen to feel immediately relaxed. We can keep the mask on throughout your entire procedure to make sure you stay feeling great. Once the procedure finishes, we will remove the mask and the effects will soon wear off. You can then drive yourself home.

Oral Sedation

Our second option to help you stay calm is oral sedation dentistry. This involves taking a pill prior to your appointment. The medication will make you feel extremely relaxed throughout your entire appointment. You might even fall asleep during your procedures, but don’t worry, this is normal. This sedation method is best for those who have a much more severe case of anxiety, or who have a complex dental treatment, or a strong gag reflex. You will need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment due to the side effects of the medication.


Our last sedation dentistry option is for those who would prefer a drug-free method. NuCalm disables your body’s anxiety response by using neuroscience. Patients end up feeling like they’re in a meditative state and even report sleeping better and feeling less stressed following their procedure.

If you would like to keep calm and carry on for your upcoming dentist appointments, Dr. Hill is happy to recommend the best sedation dentistry option for your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (314) 678-7876 today.