Sedation Dentistry

Are you anxious or do you have a dental phobia? At Green Leaf Dentistry, Dr. Howell and her team endeavor to provide gentle and compassionate care in a relaxed, state of the art setting. From the moment you walk in you will be greeted by a warm and friendly team member, after which you can relax in our comfortable waiting room and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea from our beverage station.
For patients with more severe dental anxiety, we also offer “Laughing Gas” or Oral Conscious Sedation. Call us today to find out which one is best for you!
– Laughing Gas: Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” provides patients a feeling of euphoria and relaxation. While you will remain conscious throughout your treatment with Dr. Howell and her team, you will feel calm and relaxed. Fortunately, the effects of “laughing gas” are rapidly reversible, so you will be able to resume normal activities immediately, but with a restored, healthy smile!
– Oral Conscious Sedation: Administered in pill form, this type of sedation effectively calms patients who suffer more severe dental anxiety, allowing them to undergo necessary dental treatment relatively stress-free. Because the medication is ingested, the effects are longer acting and as such patients should not drive and should arrange for transportation to and from their appointment.