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Sedation Dentistry
in Lafayette

A lot of people feel nervous before going to the dentist. And a little bit of anxiety is normal. But when that anxiety turns into a full-blown phobia – one which prevents you from getting the quality dental care you need – it’s time to give sedation from LIFE Dentistry a try.

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Relieve Anxiety

At LIFE Dentistry, we offer FREE sedation options to all our patients so they can feel comfortable during every procedure and appointment. Nitrous Oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” has been used by dentists for nearly a century. It’s safe and gives the patient a feeling of euphoria. You’ll be awake, but extremely relaxed while your dentist performs the necessary treatment. Oral Sedation is similar in its effects but comes as a pill that’s to be taken prior to your appointment. These options will leave you a bit fuzzy or light-headed, so you’ll need a ride home from your visit. But you’ll leave the dentist’s office with a brand new, healthy smile!

How Sedation Helps You Stay Comfortable

During Complex Procedures

Sedation is an ideal choice if you have a number of complex oral health issues, need to undergo multiple procedures, or have a lengthy procedure performed. If you are nervous about an upcoming dental appointment, sedation dentistry will help you stay comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

Sedation reduces your level of consciousness and makes you feel groggy and drowsy. Some patients even forget most of their procedure or fall asleep during treatment. Even if you don’t fall asleep, you will feel much more comfortable and will be able to relax your entire appointment. This is very helpful if you tend to have trouble sitting still for a long period of time.

In addition, sedation is used alongside powerful numbing agents to ensure you feel absolutely no discomfort during your procedure. It can even help suppress your gag reflex, which is very helpful if you are having work performed on your molars and rear teeth.

Sedation For

Reconstructive Dentistry

We offer sedation for all of our reconstructive and restorative procedures. Whether you’re having a more simple procedure like a filling or a crown, or you are undergoing multiple, complex reconstructive surgeries, you can benefit from sedation dentistry. As long as you are healthy and Dr. Martin approves you for sedation, you can receive laughing gas (minimally inhaled) sedation or oral conscious sedation during your reconstructive dentistry appointment.

Sedation For

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is much less invasive than reconstructive dentistry, in most cases. However, some cosmetic procedures like the placement of cosmetic crowns can still involve some drilling and removal of enamel, so some patients prefer to be sedated for cosmetic treatments.

Typically, we recommend sedation with laughing gas for cosmetic treatments. This is because it does not have as many side effects as oral conscious sedation, and you can drive yourself home after your appointment, which makes it more convenient.

However, if you would like oral conscious sedation during your cosmetic appointment, we are happy to accommodate you. Simply ask Dr. Martin before your appointment, and let him know that you would prefer oral conscious sedation during your next treatment.

Sedation For

Dental Implants

We offer sedation dentistry in Lafayette for dental implants. While dental implants are a great way to restore your missing teeth permanently, the process of having an implant placed can be quite intimidating since it involves oral surgery.

We offer oral conscious sedation for patients who are undergoing implant placement surgery to keep your appointment as comfortable as possible. Combined with our powerful numbing agents and minimally-invasive approach to implant dentistry, this sedation option will give you an enjoyable implant placement process. At LIFE Dentistry, we always make your comfort a priority, so contact us now and learn more about our sedation options for implant dentistry.



We understand that dental anxiety affects millions of people. It is our goal to show the people of Lafayette that there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to the comfort and care of their teeth. We would be happy to sit and talk with you about how nitrous and oral sedation can help you conquer your dental anxiety. Don’t live in fear. Give us a call today at (970) 289-5433 to learn more.

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