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Sedation Dentistry / Nitrous Oxide

New Patient Experience


*Only $59

Includes X-Ray, Cleaning & Exam.


Take your dental anxiety out of the oral health equation

Dental anxiety can feel crippling. We have seen and understand how dental anxiety can prevent you from getting the help you need. Our caring Miami dental team welcomes you with open arms despite the state of your dental health and despite your dental anxiety.

We do our best to make your visit comfortable from start to finish. If you need the extra help to relax in order to receive our quality dental care at MaDental & Associates we can go the extra mile and provide sedation dentistry.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.

Nitrous oxide, also know as laughing gas, is available to significantly reduce your discomfort and fears. It is one of several options of sedation dentistry and the most used. Nitrous oxide is best suited for cases of mild to moderate anxiety. Under nitrous oxide you remain conscious with a sense of total well-being or euphoria. Patients usually recover quickly, often with little memory of the procedure.


Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from prioritizing your oral health and ultimately your overall health. You oral health is the foundation to overall health and missing dental cleanings can comprise your health and lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and more. You are welcome at our dental office and we are committed to providing a comfortable and patient environment to help you achieve a healthier happier smile.

Benefits of nitrous oxide:

  • Proven safety record
  • Extremely effective for mild to moderate anxiety
  • You can return to normal activities immediately
  • Offers a pain relieving effect
  • You don’t need someone to escort you to and from the dental office
  • In most cases, you can get all of you dental work done in one visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Sedation dentistry in Miami involves using medications to help patients relax and remain calm during dental procedures. It’s particularly beneficial for patients who experience anxiety or for patients needing extensive dental work.

Sedation dentistry is suitable for patients with dental anxiety, strong gag reflexes, fear of needles, or those undergoing lengthy or complex procedures. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your dentist to determine the right sedation option.

There are several levels of sedation used in dentistry, including:

  1. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas): A mild sedative inhaled through a mask.
  2. Oral sedation: Medications taken by mouth to induce a higher level of relaxation.
  3. IV sedation: Medications administered intravenously for a deeper sedative effect.
  4. General anesthesia: A controlled state of unconsciousness.

It’s important to consult your dentist before choosing which sedative to opt for in order to choose the best one for your specific situation.

If you’re undergoing local anesthesia it is suitable for you to drive yourself home. However, if you’re electing for deeper sedation method it is important to coordinate a ride to and from the dental appointment.

The duration of the sedative effect varies based on the type of sedation used as well as the individual. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after the mask is removed. Oral sedation effects can last for a few hours. IV sedation and general anesthesia might take longer to wear off. If you’re concerned about your specific reaction it’s best to consult your MaDental & Associates expert dentist.

Like any medical procedure, sedation dentistry does have some risks. However, when administered by trained professionals and with proper monitoring, these risks are minimized. Your dentist will discuss potential risks with you before the procedure.

Your local Miami dentist will assess your medical history, the type of procedure, and your level of anxiety to recommend the most appropriate sedation option for your needs. If you’re considering sedation dentistry, it’s important to have an open discussion with your dentist about your concerns, medical history, and preferences to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

Due to the plethora of insurance carriers, It’s impossible to know whether or not your specific carrier will cover sedation dentistry. However, typically if the procedure is considered medically necessary it’s possible that your insurance may cover a portion or all of the cost.