Sedation Dentist – Rio Rancho, NM

Helping Our Dental Patients Feel at Ease

Young dental patient receiving sedation dentistry treatment

You don’t need to be embarrassed about feeling scared or anxious about your dental visits; millions of adults have some type of dental phobia, and in many cases, they even avoid treatment because of it. We want our dentistry patients at Southwest Dental to feel comfortable at all times, and to that end, we offer different types of sedation dentistry to help them relax. When you call to set up an appointment with our skilled sedation dentist in Rio Rancho, NM, Dr. Ranjbaran, don’t forget to ask about your dental sedation options.


Why Choose Southwest Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Oral Conscious Sedation for Severe Anxiety
  • Fast-Acting, Relaxing Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Comfortable, Conveniently Located Dental Office

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Dental patient receiving treatment under oral conscious sedation dentistry

We often suggest oral conscious sedation for patients with moderate to severe anxiety. You’ll take a pill before your treatment begins; once it takes effect, you’ll be in a comfortable, highly relaxed state. You will not be unconscious, but you won’t be bothered by the things going on around you. A trusted friend or family member will need to drive you home afterward, so make sure that you’ve made all the necessary arrangements beforehand.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry

Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting form of sedation that’s perfect for patients with milder anxieties. You’ll be taken back to a treatment chair and given a small mask to wear over your nose. You’ll breathe in the sedative mixed with oxygen throughout your appointment, letting you stay in a calm, euphoric state during your treatment. Once we remove the mask, you’ll only have to wait a few minutes for the effects to wear off, allowing you to drive yourself home or go back to work.