Some patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. Dr. Cothern offers sedation dentistry to help you relax, so that you can receive the dental care you need. If you are interested, we offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), which takes effect quickly and which wears off soon after your treatment. We also offer oral sedation. You take a pill that will put you into a very relaxed state. In fact, you may even fall asleep, but you will be easily roused and responsive. After your treatment, you will look great but may not remember your visit. If sedation would help you in receiving dental care, please ask us for more details.