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Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Why We Would Recommend Sedation During Your Appointment?

We know that going to the dentist can be frightening for some individuals. It’s called dental phobia, and it’s something millions of Americans experience. At our practice, we use sedation to help our patients feel anxiety-free and relaxed during their treatment. If you suffer from dental phobia, our doctors may recommend one of several types of sedation after reviewing your medical history.

Dr. Erin Chamberlin

Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Meet Dr. Chamberlin, Our Pediatric Anesthesiologist

We have an experienced, certified pediatric anesthesiologist on staff who administers Intravenous (“IV”) sedation. Dr. Chamberlin is a Fellowship Trained, Triple Board Certified Anesthesiologist with over 17 years of clinical anesthesia experience. She is proficient with Level 1 traumas, difficult airways, ENT/Craniofacial, Thoracic and complex congenital pediatric anesthesia techniques. We are happy to have her as a part of our Southland Team to help ease the fears of our pediatric patients during their dental procedures.



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Types Of Sedation Dentistry At Southland Children’s Dentistry

There are several reasons to use nitrous oxide (commonly called laughing gas) rather than complete sedation. It has been the primary way that doctors have helped relieve patients from anxiety. The gas is administered through a face mask, and you inhale it through your nose. As the anesthetic begins to work, you’ll feel a bit groggy and desensitized. Patients who choose to use nitrous are able to resume normal daily activities by the time the treatment is finished.


IV Sedation is a stronger form of sedation. If our doctors recommend this type of sedation, they would administer a liquid sedative through an IV directly into the patient’s bloodstream. IV sedation requires that you have a ride home from your appointment.

Rest Easy About Your Treatment With Southland Children’s Dentistry

No matter what your dental experience has been in the past, we are confident that your experience here at Southland Children’s Dentistry will be a comfortable and anxiety-free one. If you suffer from dental anxiety, please give us a call or email us. We’re confident we have a solution that will relieve you of dental anxiety and help your experience here at Southland Children’s Dentistry be pleasant.