Dental Sedation Makes It Easy to Restore Your Oral Health

While root canal therapy has a negative reputation, it is undeserved. We’ll ensure your procedure goes smoothly with:

  • Dentists who have performed countless root canal procedures in their years of practice
  • Technology like digital X-rays and a dental laser to keep your treatment as quick and comfortable as possible
  • Effective local anesthesia to numb your mouth for the procedure

If you’re still nervous or worried about discomfort, you can receive one of two forms of dental sedation: an oral sedative or laughing gas. We’ll help you decide which method is right for you. Among factors you’ll want to consider:

  • Level of Awareness – With laughing gas, you’ll experience a sense of euphoria but will remain largely aware of your surroundings. Taking an oral sedative keeps you less aware of sights, sounds, and smells. You’ll be able to communicate with us either way.
  • Time to Take Effect – It can take 30 to 60 minutes to fully feel an oral sedative’s effects. So we often recommend taking it at home and having someone drive you to our office. You’ll feel the effects of laughing gas almost immediately after you begin inhaling it through a small mask over your nose.
  • How Long Effects Last – An oral sedative leaves you groggy for several hours, so you’ll need to arrange a ride home. Laughing gas wears off so quickly you’ll be able to drive yourself if you’d like.

For root canals in Fort Smith, call us at 479-668-3109. You can also request an appointment online.