Most people have some form of dental anxiety that can be reduced with talking them through the procedure and easing their fear verbally. For some, the anxiety is a barrier to receiving needed dental care and can lead to severe dental problems. Sedation is a great option to help those patients undergo dental treatment with comfort. At Main Street Smiles, we offer two types of conscious sedation, Nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas) a very safe and effective way to relax patients and reduce anxiety and Oral sedation (an orally administered sedative that reduces anxiety, patients are closely monitored as they may have altered consciousness, they will also need to be accompanied by relative/friend before and after procedure). Patients typically would have a preliminary consult with Dr. Al Attar to see which option works best for them.