Dental Sedation
in Las Vegas, NV

Keep calm and carry on with sedation dentistry.

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What Is Dental Sedation?

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Dental sedation is an excellent choice for patients with dental anxiety or phobia. It uses safe medication to help you remain tranquil and relaxed during your visit to Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics of Northwest Las Vegas.

Does It Hurt?

Not at all! Dental sedation actually relieves your pain. Turn to our gentle dentists for an anxiety-free and pain-free visit in Northwest Las Vegas.

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Benefits of Dental Sedation at Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics

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Provides a pain-free dental experience
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Reduces anxiety and helps the patient remain at ease
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Reduction in gag reflex which, may make treatment difficult
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A patient may have no memory of the procedure, reducing future anxiety
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Saves time by allowing the dentist to complete more complex procedures

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Convenient Scheduling

Call or text us any time to book an appointment. Our team members are happy to work around your schedule.

Dental Emergencies

Get fast relief from dental pain. We offer same-day emergency appointments for new and existing patients 7 days a week in Northwest Las Vegas, NV.

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Types of Sedation Dentistry

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  • Nitrous Oxide: The most common type of dental sedation is nitrous oxide or laughing gas. You will remain awake, but you’ll feel giddy and light-headed. You may even laugh uncontrollably. The effects wear off immediately after you start breathing regular air.
  • Oral Sedation: Oral sedation involves a prescription pill taken before your appointment. You will remain awake, but you’ll feel dazed and lethargic. In some cases, you may not have any memory of your visit or the procedure. The effects wear off within a few hours.
  • IV Sedation: Light IV sedation allows you to remain awake but puts you at ease. You will feel overwhelmingly relaxed with our gentle family dentistry in Las Vegas, NV. The effects of this sedation wear off after a few hours.
  • General Anesthesia: Under the effects of general anesthesia, you’ll lose all consciousness. You will not hear or see anything around you. You’ll have no memory of your treatment. General anesthesia wears off after several hours.

How Much Does Dental Sedation Cost?

Dental sedation has a wide price range, depending on your specific diagnosis. Our $25 Emergency Special will allow our doctor to give you a more specific treatment and price.

Dental Insurance and Financing.
Will My Insurance Cover My Dental Sedation?

Most dental insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures. Fortunately, Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics offers flexible financing through SunbitSunbit website (open in new window) and CareCreditCarecredit website (open in new window). We’ll provide you with your estimated out-of-pocket cost before we begin treatment.

No Insurance? No Problem.
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We’re investing in your care! We offer a $25 new patient special ($155* value, including an emergency exam and X-rays).

To help you smile now and pay over time, we offer access to flexible payment plans over 3, 6, or 12 months. Our team will help you get started so you can enjoy a beautiful smile without the financial headache.

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Hear From Our Patients

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"The appointment process was wonderful. The dentist evaluated my teeth and provided his recommendations. He proceeded with the treatment and explained each step of the way. I’m not fond of visiting the dentist and he made me feel very comfortable all throughout the procedure. Everyone in the office was wonderful, from the receptionist to his assistant. I’m very happy with the service provided and will definitely refer family and friends."

- Sandy C.


Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Sedation

  • Is dental anxiety common?

    Yes! Studies suggest that 50% of Americans are afraid of the dentist. Up to 20% avoid dental appointments due to their fear.

    Please contact our Northwest Las Vegas dentist to learn how we can make your visit anxiety-free with dental sedation. Our gentle family dentistry helps you get the care you need while feeling comfortable from start to finish.

  • Is dental sedation just for anxiety?
    Many people can benefit from sedation dentistry, including those who:

    • Have a strong gag reflex.
    • Have difficulty getting numb.
    • Have extremely sensitive teeth.
    • Struggle to sit still for a long time.
    • Are undergoing a very long procedure.
  • What happens if I avoid the dentist?

    Bi-annual dental exams are necessary to identify tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, infection, and signs of oral cancer. Left untreated, these symptoms may lead to unintended consequences such as bad breath, cracked teeth, severe toothache, tooth loss, or even life-threatening complications.

    Sedation dentistry is an effective way to help ease you back into the dental chair. Please contact our team at Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics to discuss your needs, and we’ll do our best to help you.

  • What kind of treatment can I have while sedated?
    Anything! We can do all types of dental treatments while you are sedated at Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Las Vegas, NV. We’ll discuss your needs and recommend the best type of sedation dentistry.
  • How can I remain calm naturally?
    • Meditate: Focus on slow, controlled breathing. Holding your breath can actually increase your anxiety, so breathe in and out with measured intention.
    • Distract yourself: Bring your headphones and listen to music, an audiobook, or your favorite podcast. This can drown out the sound of dental instruments and help you remain at peace.
    • Communicate: Be sure to share your fears with our staff. We’re compassionate and empathetic. We know how common dental anxiety is, so we won’t take offense.

Why Choose Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics?

  • Convenient Hours: Same-day, evening, and Saturday appointments.
  • Insurance-Friendly: We’re in-network with most PPO dental insurance plans.
  • Transparent Pricing: We’re happy to provide easy-to-understand cost estimates over the phone, via text, or in a virtual consultation before you come to the office.
  • All Services Under One Roof: We provide general, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry as well as oral surgery, and orthodontics in one location.

  • Innovative Dental Technology: The latest dental technology helps make your appointments faster and more efficient with more precise and accurate diagnoses.
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Canyon Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in Northwest Las Vegas, NV

Open 7 days a week!

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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