Sedation Dentistry

At Drew Family Dentistry, we use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm, and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure.

Sedation Dentistry in Bend, OR

Sedation dentistry involves the use of dental sedatives to alleviate stress, dental anxiety, and physical discomfort associated with dental treatments. By inducing a relaxed state, sedation dentistry ensures a more comfortable experience for patients during their dental procedures.

At Drew Family Dentistry, we offer two primary types of dental sedation:

  • Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide): Administered through a mask worn over the nose, laughing gas induces a calming effect, allowing patients to remain conscious and responsive throughout the procedure.
  • Oral Sedatives: Taken orally prior to the appointment, oral sedatives provide deeper relaxation, ideal for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety.

With a permit for oral conscious sedation, Dr. Drew can administer both laughing gas and oral sedatives simultaneously, ensuring an exceptionally relaxed dental visit for patients who may require additional comfort.

Personalized Sedation Planning

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Before any procedure, Dr. Drew will assess your needs and recommend the appropriate level of sedation. We’ll then schedule your appointment and tailor our approach to ensure you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your dental visit.

Experience the benefits of sedation dentistry at Drew Family Dentistry. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and discover a more comfortable dental experience.

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Sedation Dentistry in Bend, OR

Sedation Options at Drew Family Dentistry

  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Nitrous Oxide, commonly referred to as Laughing Gas, is a mild sedative that can help reduce your anxiety. It will not put you to sleep. It’s colorless and odorless and its usefulness stems from its ability to quickly work and safely reverse its effects. It is a widely considered safe dental sedation method.

    We offer complimentary nitrous oxide for our patients to ensure they are comfortable and relaxed for any procedure.

  • What is oral sedation like?

    With oral sedation, we provide you with a safe prescription pill. You can take it at home, so you arrive already feeling relaxed and remain that way throughout your treatment. It usually takes 30-60 minutes for the sedative to take effect. You’ll remain conscious during treatment though largely unaware of your surroundings. You’ll need a ride home, as you’ll likely feel groggy for several hours.

More Questions?

If you think sedation might help your anxiety at the dentist, give us a call and we'd be happy to discuss it further with you.

Drew Family Dentistry

2215 NW Shevlin Park Rd, Suite 110
Bend, OR 97703
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.




(541) 279-2356