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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sedation Dentistry

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At Mann Family Dental, we welcome all questions. They help us understand what's important to you and how we should tailor your treatment to meet your unique needs. 

Listed below are some of the questions we hear most frequently from our patients, but you may have some of your own that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to call us at (603) 625-9823 or use our convenient online contact form when you have a question. There are no small questions, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked!

Sedation Dentistry


At Mann Family Dental, we want you to be as relaxed and at-ease as possible during your dental treatment. And if you struggle with severe dental anxiety, we understand that relaxing is easier said than done! 

To help you feel more comfortable while you’re in our dental chair, we offer three different types of sedation dentistry in Manchester, NH:

  1. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas”
  2. Oral sedation in the form of medication
  3. IV sedation 

Our dentist can prescribe one sedation individually or use a combination of multiple methods to help you feel your most relaxed. Sometimes, a sedation dentistry treatment that works for one person isn’t ideal for another, which is why we customize your treatment for your unique needs. 

The goal of our Manchester, NH sedation dentistry is always to relieve your dental fears and make visits to our dental office less stressful. If your anxieties are minor or have been well-controlled without sedation dentistry in the past, we will probably recommend nitrous oxide for your dental procedures. 

If you’re prone to more severe dental-induced stress, however, Dr. Mann may want to use oral sedation or IV sedation to reduce your chances of feeling any sort of anxiety. 

Questions about our sedation dentistry techniques? Contact Mann Family Dental today to learn more! 

You have no reason to worry - our practice philosophy is centered around patient comfort and care. We will go out of our way to make your visit relaxing and as comfortable as possible.

image of a patient with dental anxiety in manchester nh

Our patients often comment that the fear and anticipation of the pain was way worse than the procedure itself.

Don't like shots?

If you don’t like shots, you’re in good hands; Dr. Mann is a master at dental injections, and many patients say it was the most comfortable they’ve ever experienced. Once your mouth is numb, you shouldn’t feel anything, but we’ll continue to check in with you to make sure you are comfortable.

We know that even with gentle, attentive care dentistry is a challenge for many people. For this reason, we provide several stress-reducing sedation options. Nitrous oxide is a gas that’s inhaled through a small nasal mask and will produce a dreamy, euphoric sensation that lasts only for the duration of your treatment.

Do you require more relaxation?

If you would like a deeper level of relaxation, Dr. Mann can prescribe anti-anxiety medication that you take before your appointment to keep you calm and comfortable. For highly anxious patients, we can offer IV sedation that will put you in a deep state of relaxation.


Please don’t let anxiety about your procedure prevent you from getting the care you need. Call us today to learn more about sedation options at our Manchester, NH dental office.

image of a patient who is afraid of the dentist manchester nhFear of the dentist is very common and is often traced back to an unsettling childhood experience at a dental office. At Mann Family Dental, we understand this and go the distance to make our office and your experience a pleasant and relaxing one. There is no need to avoid the dentist anymore; so take some time and contact our Manchester NH dentist office today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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