Sedation Dentistry

We use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure. Our team will work closely with you to assess what fears you may have and determine a treatment option that feels comfortable for you.

The Purpose of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation is designed to reduce physical pain associated with treatment or to reduce anxiety and help you feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. This makes the experience more pleasant and ensures our staff can perform their duties more effectively.

At Endres Dental Care, we offer sedation dentistry in the form of oral sedation and nitrous sedation.


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A dental professional treating a patient in a dental chair. The patient is wearing a nasal mask for nitrous oxide sedation, commonly known as laughing gas, and a pink dental bib. The dentist is holding dental tools, performing a procedure in the patient's mouth. The background shows typical dental office equipment and a clean, clinical setting.
  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas is Nitrous Oxide and is commonly used as a local sedation method. It’s colorless and odorless and its usefulness stems from its ability to quickly work and safely reverse its effects. It is a widely considered safe dental sedation method.

  • What type of anesthesia are used for dental work?

    The most common types of anesthesia used are local anesthesia, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

    • Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is injected directly into the area that is to be treated—usually the gums around an infected tooth.
    • Oral sedation is a more convenient type of anesthesia as there is a brief period of sedation and oftentimes little memory of the procedure. You take a pill approximately one hour before your procedure begins so by the time the dentist begins working, you feel completely relaxed.
    • IV sedation produces a more profound experience that usually leaves no memory of the actual procedure. It’s typically used for more intensive procedures like tooth extractions, dental implants or other surgical procedures, however, the patient is conscious during the process.
  • Is sedation dentistry safe?

    Dental sedation is perfectly safe for the majority of patients. However, it is important to let your dentist know your medical history and any medications you are taking so they can choose the safest option for you. If you are concerned about sedation, please contact our office and ask any questions. We will be happy to answer your questions and help ease your nerves.

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More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by Endres Dental Care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Endres Dental Care

3905 National Dr #170
Burtonsville, MD 20866
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Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Selective Fridays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Selective Saturdays: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed


(301) 989-0088

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