Many people don’t particularly care for a trip to the dentist – however, a good portion of the world feels so nervous regarding dental care that they cannot even bring themselves to schedule preventive visits. Rather than avoiding the necessary care that you need to maintain a healthy smile, we hope you will consider the benefits of sedation dentistry. Appropriate for a wide variety of people, this solution can give you the confidence you need to pick up the phone and schedule your next visit. Wondering if this option is for you? Have a few questions? Find your answers with the following:

Common Questions About Sedation

Question: What types of sedation do you offer?

Answer: We offer nitrous oxide or oral sedation. Nitrous oxide, also called “laughing gas,” takes the edge off of your nerves. You will inhale the gas through a mask placed over your nose. It will work quickly and wear off almost immediately, so you may drive yourself home after your visit. Oral sedation includes taking a pill by mouth before your visit or procedure. It will relax you deeply – you will remain conscious by may even forget some of or your entire visit once the pill wears off. Because the drug takes time to leave your system, you will need a friend to drive you home after your appointment.

Question: Will you make sure I’m okay during my visit?

Answer: Yes. A member of our team will watch you and monitor your comfort, as well as your vitals. We will make sure you are safe and comfortable throughout your appointment.

Question: Will sedation help me feel less anxious?

Answer: Yes, these options work wonders for individuals with mild to severe dental anxiety. You will be awake but you can expect to feel extremely relaxed.


Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.