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Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist is now more comfortable than ever.

Your DHA dentist will ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.  

Despite the many advances in modern dentistry, statistics show that a significant number of Americans still avoid going to the dentist because of fear or general dental anxiety. Fortunately, with the advancements in dental anesthesia and sedation dentistry, the dentists at Dental Health Associates can assure you that you will feel no pain or anxiety during your procedure.

Don’t let anxiety and the fear of pain cause you to miss out on proper dental care. Providing you with treatment options and making you comfortable are of the utmost importance to us.

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry, in effect, removes the single greatest reason that you and millions of Americans every year have for not visiting the dentist. When conducted by our expert dentists at Dental Health Associates, you’ll be placed in a completely aware and relaxed state with the help of nitrous oxide, during which you’ll be able to converse with your dentist and observe and respond to your surroundings. This sedated state prevents you from feeling the slightest discomfort of the procedure.

Of course, an anxiety is also eliminated, as nitrous oxide also conveys mild feelings of an unworried euphoria to the patient. This so-called “laughing gas” is also preferable to other options for dental anesthesia because the effects wear off soon after the procedure has been performed. Essentially, there’s no “downtime” and you can resume the rest of your day.

Sedation FAQs

No. You will need to have arrangements for someone that you know and trust to drive you to/from your dental appointment and they need to stay the duration of your sedation dental treatment. You cannot take a cab, bus, or walk for transportation to/from appointment after you have been sedated

The cost of treatment covered by insurance varies. Your specific coverage depends on your insurance company and individual plan. To find out what percentage may be covered by your insurance plan, refer to the information provided to you when you enrolled, or call the 1-800 number on the back of your card to ask a representative. If you need help obtaining this information, a Dental Health Associates front desk staff member would be happy to help you. If you are a  Dental Health Associates patient, our financial coordinators will help you obtain an estimate of coverage if requested.

Patient Information

We encourage new patients to fill out a new patient form online prior to your first appointment. Be sure to select the appropriate location for your new patient forms, as once you complete them, they are sent electronically to the office you’ve chosen. 


Medical and dental insurance can be confusing. Our staff has experience with your questions and can help you get the most from your insurance.

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