Sedation Dentistry in

Helping our patients remain relaxed and comfortable during treatment is very important to us at Birchwood Dental. Sedation dentistry uses medicine to help reduce pain and discomfort and to help patients feel less anxious about treatment.

Sedation Dentistry in Meridian

Birchwood Dental provides local anesthesia and laughing gas as methods of sedation. Both are safe for adults and children. We will help you determine which type of sedation is appropriate for your specific treatment.

Local Anesthesia

We use local anesthesia to manage pain. This medicine is applied directly to the site by injection in order to numb the area. This will prevent the patient from feeling pain. While a local anesthetic has no effect on mental state, it will not reduce anxiety in any direct way; however, some patients take comfort in knowing that they will not feel pain.

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is an inhaled medicine that is highly effective in reducing anxiety. The patient receives the medicine by wearing a mask and breathing in the substance. The medicine goes into effect very quickly, and feelings of anxiety should go away immediately. The patient will feel comfortable and relaxed. Laughing gas has a very short duration allowing patients to continue with their days as normal once treatment is complete. Laughing gas is also very safe.

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Madi Voyles

Great experience at Birchwood Dental! Beautiful new office! Love the TV on the ceiling in the exam rooms. Dr. Holdaway is very personable and informative. I highly recommend you check out Birchwood Dental!!
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Gabi Voyles

Dr. Holdaway is extremely good at explaining what and why for everything that he does. The office is beautiful and the ambiance is very relaxing.
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Sabrina Mitchell

The dental office has obviously had a lot of thought put into it. It has very soothing decor, and the kids’ play area and Keurig makes waiting less of a hassle. The staff was very friendly and personable and helped make the experience more comfortable overall.
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