The sights and sounds of a dental office don’t quite measure up to the thrills of, say, Christmas morning. For many, cleaning the oven presents a more enjoyable experience than visiting a dentist. There’s no shame in admitting to a little DA (dental anxiety). “Just put me to sleep,” is a common refrain for those for whom the whirr of a dentist’s drill conjures up a medieval torture chamber.

IV Sedation

Some Able Dental clinics offer sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation or IV sedation to lower your anxiety.

General Anesthetic

A general anesthetic is the same used in a hospital for appendectomies, etc. In dentistry, it can be used to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and more.