Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry offered in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Sedation Dentistry

Not many people love going to the dentist, especially if major dental work is required. For some, there is a genuine anxiety that keeps them from getting the dental care they need. At Beaches Dentistry - Prosthodontics & Orthodontics in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Nodesh Shyamsunder, BDS, and Jasleen Raina, DDS, can help you have a positive dental experience. They offer sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide or IV sedation to help you fully relax during your appointment and procedure. Don’t avoid necessary dental work. Call the office today to schedule your appointment or book online.

Sedation Dentistry Q&A

What is sedation dentistry?

During sedation dentistry, you’re fully conscious but thoroughly relaxed. You can respond to questions and simple commands to make your procedure progress smoothly, but you typically remember little of the visit.

  • Sedation can be helpful for people who:
  • Have anxiety about visiting the dentist
  • Have trouble sitting still for long periods
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Need a lot of dental work completed

Discuss your reasons for wanting sedation dentistry with the Beaches Dentistry - Prosthodontics & Orthodontics team to determine if you’re a candidate. They may also suggest it to you, depending on your treatment plan.

What is nitrous oxide?

You might know nitrous oxide as “laughing gas.” This inhalation sedation technique effectively keeps you unaware of the work being done during your visit but has no lasting effect. You can drive home following the administration of laughing gas.

Nitrous oxide is administered through a nose and mouth covering attached to a tube. The tube is connected to a tank of gas, and your provider can increase or decrease your dosage as necessary.

What is IV sedation?

IV or intravenous sedation is administered directly into your bloodstream during dental treatment. You may have heard it called “sleep dentistry.”

You aren’t actually being put to sleep during IV sedation. Rather, you remain conscious and can respond to questions and requests. IV sedation is effective during dental procedures because it:

  • Induces a deep state of relaxation so you aren’t bothered by what’s going on around you
  • Produces partial or full memory loss for the duration of its use, so time passes quickly

IV sedation is placed in a vein in your hand or arm using an extremely thin needle. The needle is attached to a thin plastic tube that administers the sedative that stays in place throughout the procedure. A technician monitors your pulse and oxygen levels throughout the procedure to ensure you stay safe during sedation.

You will need a driver to take you home following IV sedation, as you’ll remain sleepy and disoriented for several hours after your treatment.

Learn more about sedation dentistry by calling Beaches Dentistry - Prosthodontics & Orthodontics or booking an appointment online.  

What our patients are saying 
Dr. Raina has been an outstanding orthodontist for me! I needed upper and lower braces as an adult and she made the entire process a fantastic experience! The entire office staff is so kind, patient, and personable! Another plus is having my dentist, Dr. Nodesh, in the same office so cleanings and routine dental checkups could overlap on the same day as orthodontic appointments.
Rhonda J
I’ve been going here for nearly 35 years, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon. The staff is very professional and friendly.
Will H.
Very friendly and collegial staff. Dr. Nodesh was very kind and explained me my treatment plan in detail. Highly recommended
Shilpa D
 Best most thorough and least pain giving dentist I’ve ever experienced. I am 74 years old, blessed with excellent teeth and am particular about them. The office is equipped with the latest medical equipment and accessories. If you are in the market for a new dentist, this is the place. 
Amos A.
Dr. Nodesh and his staff are great. I have never had a dentist who is more meticulous and committed to making sure everything is done correctly and looks great. Thanks Doc
Dorri K.
"I have been a long time patient of Beaches Dentistry. I HIGHLY recommend this practice. My experience includes both routine cleaning and checkups..."
"So kind, endlessly chatty (which I love), intelligent, funny, and engaging. They obviously love their jobs! And their attitude is infectious."
Win C.
"Dr Nodesh at Beaches Dentistry is amazing! He explains the treatment plan clearly and answers all questions before he commences. Never in a rush."
Nasrin R.
"I could not be happier thus far with my past 3 visits to Beaches Dental. Dr Nodesh has a relaxed, yet professional bedside manner."
Alicia C.

Our Location


Beaches Dentistry - Prosthodontics & Orthodontics

324 3rd Ave N,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM