Sedation Dentistry in

Most people suffer from some degree of dental anxiety. At Legacy Dental, we offer sedation dentistry services to calm your nerves and make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Sedation Dentistry in Albuquerque

Sedation Dentists in Northeast Albuquerque

If going to the dentist makes you sweat more than July in Albuquerque, you may want to consider sedation dentistry. Nerves are an understandable side effect, but you shouldn’t risk your oral health by avoiding the dentist for too long. Sedation dentistry professionals at Legacy Dental can help you be comfortable during your next cleaning or procedure.

Our dentists, Dr. Stewart Anderson and Dr. Derek Lines, are qualified in sedation dentistry and uses the latest medication and safest dental sedatives to help you feel comfortable. We are one of the few dental clinics in Northeast Albuquerque to carry multiple forms of dental sedation to give you the best, most pain-free experience.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Dental sedation is usually safe for adults and children. These drugs lower your anxiety for any procedure by calming your nerves, rather than causing you to fall asleep the way general anesthesia does. Our sedation dentist has several drugs available to help you rest easy and recover with a healthy smile.

Oral Sedatives:
Similar to muscle relaxers such as Valium, oral sedatives need an hour to kick in. Before your visit, simply swallow the prescribed medication. By the time you arrive at Legacy Dental, you’ll feel drowsy and ready for the dentist’s chair. Because of these sleepy side effects, be sure to have someone drive you to and from your dentist visit.

Laughing Gas:
This sedative is applied through a mask. The gas helps patients feel relaxed and numbs pain. In fact, some patients may feel so relaxed that they fall asleep.

Although each method is different, each type of sedation comes with side effects. The drowsiness and relaxation from these dental sedatives can make operating vehicles or performing other tasks dangerous. Always bring someone to drive you home safely after visiting the sedation dentist. Consult your dentist before returning to work or performing other responsibilities to ensure your comfort and safe arrival home.

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Review from Brandi M.
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Brandi M.

Absolutely amazing staff! Friendly, fair and makes you feel at home! I HIGHLY recommend them above anyone else!!!
Review from Andrea A.
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Andrea A.

Dr. Anderson does an amazing job. He is very thorough, explains his process, and has excellent bedside manners. He truly cares for his patients. He even gives follow up calls the evening after your procedure to make sure everything is ok. The staff is great they are very kind and so polite. I love coming to Legacy Dental. Great clean atmosphere, professional staff, and good location!
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Nic G.

I had the biggest fear of the dentist before I came here. DDS Anderson is understanding and gets to know every patient. I wouldn't go anywhere else and would travel across the country to come here! I can't thank DDS Anderson enough for everything!!!
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