541-881-1794
478 SW 12th Street, Ontario, OR 97914
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Sedation


We have many options for helping you relax through your dental appointments and we understand some patients have high anxiety. We welcome patients with anxiety. We will help every patient comfortably succeed at getting their needed care.

Some of our sedation patients had bad dental experiences as children. Some are very small children. Some have special needs. Whatever the circumstance, we have a level of sedation appropriate for almost anyone needing sedation.

Minimal Sedation Dentistry

Calming Anxiety and Fears
We take your fear and anxiety about visiting the dentist seriously, and we can provide a solution specific to your needs. During minimal sedation dentistry, you will remain awake, but will be more relaxed, time may seem to pass more quickly, and you may not remember your dental visit. With minimal sedation dentistry, we often can accomplish in one or two dental visits what normally would have taken several visits.

Minimal sedation dentistry involves the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) mixed with oxygen, or oral sedation (taking a sedative drink or pill) to help you relax and calm your fears.

Nitrous Oxide Minimal Sedation Dentistry
•  Received via a small nosepiece
•  The dentist can control the amount of sedation delivered
•  Nitrous oxide acts quickly and wears off quickly
•  You may be able to drive yourself home

Sedation for Children
•  A small drink containing medication is taken at the office
•  Child is continually monitored by a trained member of the dental team
•  After the child is relaxed, as much treatment as possible is completed
•  Child often doesn’t remember all of dental visit

Relaxation Dentistry for Adults
•  About 1 hour before your appointment you take the prescribed medication
•  Your escort brings you to your appointment
•  You feel relaxed and sleepy during your visit, but you stay awake
•  You are continually monitored by a trained member of the dental team
•  Your escort drives you home

Conscious Sedation Dentistry for Adults
•  Take prescribed medication 1 hour before your appointment for relaxation
•  Additional medication will be administered during your visit
•  You will feel relaxed but will remain awake
•  You will be continually monitored by a trained member of the dental team
•  You may not remember all of your dental visit
•  You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment

Regardless of which minimal sedation method is used, a local anesthetic may still be required to numb the location of the dental procedure in order to minimize pain.

Advanced Sedation Dentistry

We also offer advanced sedation dentistry for patients who need additional support to have dental work completed. These options are particularly helpful for children who need a lot of dental care, special needs patients, or other unique circumstances.

IV Sedation Dentistry in Office
•  A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) provides the anesthesia
•  You are completely asleep
•  Our dentists complete as much of the dental work as possible
•  The CRNA monitors you the entire visit, then helps you wake up
•  You have the comfort of in-office care with deeper sedation
•  It is ideal for patients who are very anxious
•  You will need someone to drive you home

Dental Treatment in the Hospital
•  Your dental needs will be taken care of in the hospital operating room
•  You will be totally asleep
•  Our dentists complete all the work in one visit
•  We help coordinate your insurance benefit
•  An excellent option for very small children and special needs patients
Dr. Eric Dahle
Professional Dental Center
478 SW 12th Street, Ontario, OR 97914-3202

541-881-1794





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