No Reason to Fear

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dental patient under the effects of sedation dentistry

Sedation Puts an End to Dental Anxiety

Dental fear is very common for many patients, with nearly 40 million Americans experiencing some degree of dental anxiety or fear. This is often caused by bad past experiences, anxiety around needles, embarrassment or just fear of the unknown.

We understand that dental anxiety is a very real thing, so Dr. Alfred Lopez and our friendly team offer sedation dentistry to make your periodontal appointments easier for you. Our sedation dentistry can calm your nerves and get you to relax while you’re in the chair, but with anesthesia we can block sensations of pain or discomfort too! This has proven to help many of our Albuquerque, NM patients receive the care they need and get them over their fear of the dentist.


Nitrous Oxide

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is an odorless gas that will help you relax. Dr. Lopez administers this via a small mask that is worn over your nose during your procedure. This mask administers the nitrous oxide throughout the entire procedure, giving you a calming sensation while our team works on your mouth. One of the biggest benefits of nitrous oxide is that it is fast to take effect and once the gas stops, the effect quickly wears off.

Local Anesthetic

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Local Anesthetic

This is often combined with our nitrous oxide treatment and is used to block sensations of pain or discomfort. We will inject this anesthetic into your gums at the location where surgery or treatment will take place. This will numb the area of the mouth so you feel little discomfort. Many patients claim to only feel a slight pressure in their mouth even during dental implant surgery.

A Friendly Team Committed to You

While sedation dentistry is always helpful for patients with dental anxiety, our doctor and team’s friendly and calming nature will also make a big difference. We want you to feel comfortable as soon as you walk into our office and Dr. Lopez offers personalized consultations with patients to help discover their needs and achieve their goals.

Dr. Lopez has over three decades of experience and participates in hundreds of hours of continuing education each year to ensure we offer our patients leading dental care with effective results. Combining our patient care with sedation dentistry allows us to give you a dental experience unlike any other!

Dr. Lopez with his patient after her sedation dentistry

Don’t Let Dental Fear Control You Any Longer!

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