John W. Schulz, D.D.S. - San Francisco

Sedation Dentistry

Don't Let Dental Anxiety Stop You
Occasionally a patient may become anxious and can't relax. There are forms of conscious sedation that allow a patient to relax and/or become sleepy. Forms of conscious sedation may involve inhaling a gas, taking an oral medication, getting an injection or receiving medication intravenously.


Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is most often used for patients who are mildly or moderately anxious or nervous. It eases their fears so that they can relax and receive treatment comfortably and safely.

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You may have questions about the different types of sedation dentistry and how safe they are. Please look through our FAQs and see if your questions are answered there. If you have more questions please call us at 415.731.9300.

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