No More Dental Anxiety!

Best Candidates for Sedation Dentistry:

• High level of dental anxiety
• Traumatic experiences
• Difficulty getting numb
• Bad gag reflex
• Sensitive teeth
• Complex dental problems
• Fear of shots or needles
• Aversions to the dental office setting
• Fear or shame about teeth
• Short time available to manage dental care

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Many patients experience dental anxiety just by the thought of getting into the dental chair. Dr. Jody Vance offers relaxation dentistry services in Springfield, MO, including:

• Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
• Local Anesthesia

Sedation Options in Springfield, MO

Sedation dentistry is often used by dentists to ensure patients are calm and relaxed throughout their procedure. If you have a high level of fear or dental anxiety, schedule an appointment with us to learn about sedation dentistry options. We offer minimal, moderate, and deep sedation services depending on the level of dental anxiety. Our services include:

• Nitrous oxide (N2O) - Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a popular method for inducing sedation within a few minutes and is often used with local anesthesia. When the gas is stopped, the patient returns to normal within a few minutes.

• Local anesthesia - In some cases, only parts of the mouth need to be numbed and this is accomplished by injecting medicine into the gum or inner cheek.

Don’t Delay, Schedule Your Appointment Today!

People who have had bad experiences with other dentists often avoid setting up appointments and keeping up with their treatment plan. If you are noticing any warning signs of oral health problems, you must come in for an oral exam as soon as possible. Delaying treatment because of dental anxiety or fear can be costly and cause other problems later. We offer a range of sedation dentistry treatment options to make your experience that much more relaxing.


Candidates for sedation dentistry are those that have a high level of dental anxiety, limited time to complete dental care, and a fear of needles and shots. If anxiety is holding you back from getting the treatment you need, schedule an appointment with Dr. Vance in Springfield, MO to discuss sedation dentistry options today!