Sedation, Nitrous Oxide, & Patient Comfort

At Scottsdale Dental Excellence, we are committed to providing you with a pleasant, positive dental experience. One of the options we offer is sedation dentistry. With oral sedation dentistry, you simply take an oral medication about one hour before your appointment with our friendly dentist, Dr. Jeffrey D. Clark. By the time of your appointment, you will be fully relaxed. Be certain to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment. While you will be very at ease, you will remain awake and capable of responding to questions from our dental team (unlike general anesthesia). You will have little memory of your treatment, and you can resume your normal activities the next day. Oral sedation can provide minimal to moderate sedation; your specific level of sedation will be discussed before your dental treatment.

Oral sedation is great for patients who:

  • Have difficulty getting numb with local anesthetic
  • Dislike needles, drills, and the sights and sounds of a dental office
  • Have trouble relaxing in the dental chair
  • Suffer from severe dental anxiety, causing them to postpone dental visits
  • Have neck, jaw, or back pain
  • Need several procedures performed in a short period of time or a single visit

Once you are comfortable at our office, Dr. Jeffrey D. Clark can begin turning back the clock on your smile.

Nitrous Oxide Inhalation

We also offer nitrous oxide to make your visit more comfortable. Nitrous oxide is a gas you inhale through a mask that is placed over your nose during the treatment; you will remain coherent and aware of your surroundings, but you will feel very relaxed. We use nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen, and the effects of the nitrous wear off within minutes of the end of the treatment. You can even safely drive yourself home after your appointment. Nitrous oxide may be a good solution if your anxiety is minimal or if oral sedation is not an option.

Patient Comfort

Dr. Jeffrey D. Clark offers many other options to enhance your dental experience as well. We provide in-ceiling TVs, wireless headphones, warm blankets, special pillows, XM radio, cable TV, and even a massaging chair for in-office teeth whitening. If you would like to watch a movie on your personalized in-ceiling TV, you can choose from a wide selection of current and classic movies. If you need a computer, we offer internet and Wi-Fi in the reception room for your convenience. Our front office features a soothing waterfall that helps to create a relaxing atmosphere, like many spas. We also offer video games on our X-box system in the reception room for children who are waiting for you. Let us show you how enjoyable it can be to visit the dentist!

If you have any questions about patient comfort, sedation dentistry, or nitrous oxide in Scottsdale, Arizona, please feel free to contact our dental office today. We are eager to help you have an exceptional dental experience!


Amazing place that works magic! The office is high tech with a sleek modern decor. All the equipment is new and state of the art. The entire staff is friendly and professional. All appointments *never* delayed; every one was right on time. My Invisalign results were perfect.What a wonderful office! What a wonderful experience!

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