Dr. John Olesen
Dr. Maria Furlong


We are pleased to offer patients options for sedation should it be required during your dental visit.

Nitrous Oxide gas, also known as laughing gas is a safe and effective sedation option.

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Nitrous Oxide is not intended to put you to sleep, you can hear and respond normally. Simply breathe normally through the small mask over your nose and within a few minutes you will begin to feel to effects of the gas. You may feel light headed and your arms and legs may feel tingly, with this you should feel calm and comfortable. Once the procedure is finished the mask is removed and the effects of the nitrous oxide gas will quickly disappear.

Oral sedation such as Lorazepam (Ativan) is another option that can be discussed with with your dentist. Prescribed before your visit the pills are taken shortly before your appointment and will act as a sedative and anti-anxiety drug. Because of the sedative nature you will require someone to drive you to and from your dental appointment.