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Pain Prevention, Sedation and Comfort

Stress-free and relaxing dental care in Rapid City with our sedation services

At HillsView Dental in Rapid City, South Dakota, we know that many people feel anxious about going to the dentist. But don’t worry, we’re here to make your dental visit as relaxing and effective as possible. Our main goal is to ensure that dental anxiety doesn’t stop you from getting the important dental care you need.

We understand that each patient is unique, so we offer different methods to help you feel comfortable during your visit. If you have mild to moderate anxiety, we can provide oral sedation. This means you’ll take some medicine to help you feel calm and sleepy before your appointment, reducing any worries you might have.

Another option we offer is laughing gas or N20. It’s a safe and effective sedative that can manage pain and anxiety during your dental treatment. You’ll breathe in the gas through a small mask over your nose, and it will quickly relax you. The best part is that the effects wear off quickly when you breathe normal oxygen.

At HillsView Dental, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. We want to make sure your dental experience is as pleasant as possible, even if you feel anxious. So don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team at HillsView Dental and see the difference for yourself! Contact our experienced team at HillsView Dental to experience the difference today!

Oral Sedation

Up to 50% of the population experience anxiety that prevents them from seeking even basic dental care. However, taking simple oral medications shortly before an appointment can help make the experience more pleasant. Oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate, depending on the total dose given. A minimal dosage involves taking a pill one hour before to the procedure. You will feel drowsy but still awake. A moderate dosage is a type of anesthesia that will make you groggy enough to fall asleep but can still be awakened by a gentle shake.

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is a safe and simple sedation method that can be used for almost any dental procedure. Nitrous oxide, a colorless and odorless gas, is mixed with oxygen and administered through a small mask that fits over your nose. Despite its name, laughing gas does not typically cause laughter. Rather, it works by slowing down the nervous system and reducing inhibition, leading to feelings of light-headedness, tingling, and heaviness in the limbs. Ultimately, this results in a calm and comfortable state during the procedure.

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