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Sedation Dentistry
Raleigh, NC


Sedated woman in dental chair at Stansell Dentistry Associates in Raleigh, NCPeople with dental phobia often ignore or neglect dental appointments, even with unbearable tooth aches and pains. If you are one of them, we can help. At Stansell Dentistry Associates, we perform sedation dentistry so that you can relax in the dentist’s chair. We recommend sedation dentistry for a healthier smile. You will be able to get help for your dental issues without compromising your peace of mind.

Types of Dental Sedation


Each of the three approaches has a role in sedation dentistry. Your medical background and other circumstances will determine the best decision for you.

Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, is safe for both children and adults. You are conscious and awake throughout the operation.

Your dentist could suggest nitrous oxide to assist you in relaxing in the chair if you have dental fear. We will delicately put a mask over the nose and instruct you to take deep breaths. The nitrous oxide kicks in quickly and begins to work.

Nitrous Oxide wears off quickly in contrast to other forms of anesthesia in dentistry. You will thus be capable of driving yourself home. After their visit, your child will be allowed to go back to school if they have had nitrous oxide.

When compared to other sedative techniques, nitrous oxide poses the fewest risks. Once we take off the mask, the effects of the sedative are gone.

We may employ nitrous oxide for anything from tooth cleaning to root canal procedures. However, more than just nitrous oxide will be required for more in depth dental treatments. For instance, a tooth that requires a filling will require a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable.

Oral Sedative


An oral sedative will come in the form of a pill that is prescribed from Stansell Dentistry Associates. You will need transportation to and from our clinic since oral sedation causes you to feel sleepy.

Our first goal is always to keep you secure. To help you prepare, we provide you with clear instructions. For instance, you may have to fast a few hours before your visit. Due to this, several patients choose to book early visits.

You may get sleepy thanks to oral sedation. However, we'll have no trouble rousing you if the dentist needs your cooperation. For instance, our dentists could ask you to angle your head during the surgery so we can reach a tooth more easily.

You will need to keep your child at home following their visit if they were given an oral sedative. While the medicine takes effect, you must keep an eye on them for the remainder of the day.

IV Sedation


We place an IV line into a vein inside your arm for IV sedation dentistry. The drug flows continuously via the IV line. You will be asleep the whole time in this case.

Understanding that you are getting high-quality dental treatment without stress or discomfort allows you to feel comfortable and secure in the dentist's chair. Your vitals are constantly watched, and we ensure you breathe normally with an oxygen mask.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Sedation?


You will go through a health examination, including a review of previous medical history and medication usage, before the dentist schedules you for sedation. An initial appointment with the patient's primary care doctor or a medical expert can be necessary if there are serious medical issues. Strong candidates for sedation often include:
•  Those with a moderate to severe fear of the dentist
•  Those who want more invasive dental procedures
•  Those who have a strong gag reflex
•  Individuals who require several or prolonged operations

Ultimately, professional expertise is needed to provide sedation, so ask your dentist's practice about the options. Know your choices for calming and pleasant oral care if dental anxiety keeps you from getting the care you require. To schedule an appointment at Stansell Dentistry Associates, call us at 984-477-0177 today.

Locations & Hours


Brier Creek




9400 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 204
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh




1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Knightdale




1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm


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At Stansell Dentistry Associates, we don't think anxiety should stop you from getting dental care in Raleigh & Knightdale - that's why we offer sedation dentistry!
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