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Sedation Dentistry In Chapel Hill

At Brightside Family Dental, our goal is to deliver expert dental care in a safe environment. If you have dental anxiety or are nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, we can help you with nitrous oxide sedation. Dr. Mistry has years of experience in dental sedation, and can ensure you get the dental care you need without feelings of anxiety and fear. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.

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Signs Sedation Is Right For You

You have a low pain tolerance and are worried about discomfort during your treatment
You are undergoing multiple lengthy dental procedures and want to feel more comfortable

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the practice of using sedatives during dentistry to keep patients feeling safe and secure throughout their procedure. The sedatives used in sedation dentistry include laughing gas, anti-anxiety pills, and even sedatives delivered intravenously (through a vein) using a needle, depending on the situation.

The goal of sedation dentistry is to ensure patients can get the help they need to restore their oral health, even if they suffer from dental anxiety or are nervous about an upcoming surgery like a tooth extraction. Along with local numbing, sedation totally eliminates discomfort and helps you get the dental care you need without fear, anxiety, or feelings of panic.  

What Type Of Sedation Dentistry Can I Get?

At Brightside Family Dental, we offer nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas” or “minimal sedation.” This type of sedation involves no pills or needles. Instead, Dr. Manish Mistry will place a comfortable mask over your nose during your procedure.

Then, you’ll simply breathe in through your nose, inhaling a mixture of pure oxygen and nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide has a strong anti-anxiety effect, and will help you feel more calm and safe during your procedure. It also helps eliminate pain and discomfort. You also will remain fully conscious, aware of your surroundings, and responsive to commands.

Best of all, sedation with nitrous oxide has minimal side effects, which are usually limited to confusion, headache, nausea, and dizziness. The gas will wear off after about 5 minutes, so you can get right back to your daily routine, and even go back to work after your appointment.

Am I A Good Candidate For Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

As long as you are healthy and do not have any conditions that may rule you out as a candidate, such as serious respiratory problems, nitrous oxide sedation is likely a good choice for you. 
However, to make sure you’re safely sedated, Dr. Mistry will need to discuss your medical history, prescription drugs and supplements you’re taking, and other information. 

Can I Be Sedated For Any Procedure?

Yes. As long as you are a good candidate for sedation at our office, we can offer nitrous oxide sedation for any procedure at our office, even standard teeth cleanings and minor dental work like dental fillings. Note, however, that sedation will add additional costs to your procedure. Dr. Mistry can provide you with more information during your appointment.

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anne w.

"I highly recommend Dr. Mistry! He is very thorough and knowledgeable! I recently had a root canal and was nervous about the procedure but Dr. Mistry did an excellent job! He took the time to make sure there was no pain and the healing process went smoothly. He also explained each part of the procedure in a way I was able to fully understand."

trecia j.

"Dr. Mistry was AWESOME. Usually, I am nervous about going to the dentist but he explained the procedure so that I could understand. I left there pain free. My sister Wendy Jarrell referred me and I am grateful.

On behalf of the Jarrell family... We thank you."

bill h.

"Dr. Mistry did a wonderful job on my teeth, particularly the work he did on a bridge on the left side. I would highly recommend him to anyone for your dental needs!"

"We have your entire well-being in mind, not just your teeth."
– Dr. Mistry

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Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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