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Improve Your Smile With Dental Sedation

At Boca Perio Implants, we understand that visiting the periodontist or dentist can be a source of anxiety and fear for many patients. With Dr. Leichter’s dental sedation, you can look forward to a safe and anxiety-free dental experience, allowing you to improve your smile with ease.

About the Procedure & Types of Dental Sedation

Our experienced dental professionals offer various types of dental sedation to cater to individual needs. The most common types include:

  • Nitrous Oxide1 (Dental Gas Sedation): Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild sedative administered through a nose hood. It induces a general sense of well-being, relieves anxiety, and reduces pain during the procedure. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for many years and is known to be safe with minimal side effects.
  • Dental Oral Sedation2: Ideal for individuals who fear needles, oral conscious sedation involves taking an oral medication before the treatment. This induces moderate sedation, dulling the senses and helping patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
  • Dental IV Sedation3:: Intravenous sedation is a moderate form of sedation that is particularly beneficial for longer treatments. Administered via direct injection into the bloodstream, it ensures immediate effects. Patients often report feeling as though they slept through the entire procedure. It is crucial to arrange for a designated driver to safely drive you home after dental IV sedation.
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Who Is a Candidate

Dental sedation is suitable for individuals who experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. It is especially helpful for those who have had negative experiences in the past or require extensive dental treatments. Before administering any sedative, we thoroughly review your medical history and any current medications to ensure your safety and determine the appropriate level of sedation for your needs.

Benefits of Dental Sedation

Choosing dental sedation offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Helping to ease anxiety and fear associated with dental procedures, making your visit more comfortable and relaxed.
  • More dental work can be accomplished during each visit. This reduces the number of appointments required and allows for more comprehensive treatment in a shorter period.
  • Ensuring that you experience minimal pain and discomfort during the procedure, enhancing your overall dental experience.
  • Many patients report feeling as though the procedure only lasted a few minutes, even if it actually took hours.
  • Sedation dentistry techniques have been used safely in dentistry for many years. Our skilled professionals ensure your well-being throughout the sedation process.
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Why Choose Boca Perio Implants?

At Boca Perio Implants, we are proud to be led by Dr. Julian C. Leichter, D.M.D., our highly skilled and experienced periodontist. Dr. Leichter obtained his dental medicine degree from Tufts University and pursued a Fellowship in Periodontics at Harvard University. During his time at Harvard, he played a pivotal role in developing innovative stem cell transplantation techniques for periodontal bone regeneration.

Dr. Leichter continues to push the boundaries of aesthetic and reconstructive periodontics, aiming to create beautiful and healthy smiles for a wide range of patients. He’s been in practice for more than 40 years and is supported by a core team of dental professionals offering various levels of sedation to ensure comfortable and stress-free care for all patients. Book your appointment at our Boca Raton office for the best dental treatment and care.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dental sedation?

Dental sedation involves the use of medications to help patients relax and remain calm during dental procedures. It eases anxiety, reduces pain, and creates a more comfortable dental experience.

Does dental insurance cover sedation?

The coverage for dental sedation can vary depending on your insurance plan. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage details.

How much does dental sedation cost?

The cost can vary depending on factors such as the type of sedation used, the complexity of the procedure, and your insurance coverage. Our team at Boca Perio Implants can provide you with a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.

How long does dental sedation last?

The duration of dental sedation effects depends on the type of sedation used. Some sedatives may wear off relatively quickly, while others may have a longer-lasting effect. Our dental professionals will discuss the expected duration of sedation during your consultation.


1 National Library of Medicine. Nitrous Oxide. Available:

2 Healthline. Tim Jewell. What is conscious sedation? Available:

3 American Society of Anesthesiologists. IV/Monitored sedation. Available:

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About the Author

Dr. Julian C. Leichter is a Harvard Fellow, and Boca Raton’s trusted leader in periodontics with more than 40 years of experience in natural tooth preservation, and implant preservation. His periodontal techniques continue to nurture many healthy smiles throughout Florida, and beyond.

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