1301 E Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654

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MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sedation Dentistry

Are you nervous about dental visits or procedures? Do you avoid treatment because you fear discomfort, mentally or physically? At Lane Family Dental, our team respects dental anxiety and phobia, and Dr. Lane has instituted sedation dentistry to help our patients enjoy comfortable visits, as well as rewarding treatment.

Call Lane Family Dental in Wasilla, AK today at 907-393-2200 with your questions. We will explain how sedation dentistry works and how it can help you.

About Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is used during treatment to induce a state of calm and relaxation. While this is often referred to as sleep dentistry, it is important to note that patients are not unconscious. Instead, these sedatives can alleviate anxiety and help patients achieve a restful, more carefree state. In addition to sedation, local anesthesia is also administered to keep patients comfortable during their procedure. At Lane Family Dental, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

One of the most common forms of sedation, nitrous oxide is delivered via inhalation. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide helps induce relaxation and alleviate dental anxiety. To administer the gas, a small mask is placed over the nose and the patient is asked to breathe in normally. Typically, the effects become noticeable in about three to five minutes. Most patients feel incredibly relaxed and may notice a tingling sensation in the fingers and toes. The exact dosage can be adjusted throughout treatment, making nitrous oxide a safe and effective option. Best of all, nitrous oxide can be flushed from the system within a few minutes. Therefore, patients can drive themselves to and from their appointment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patients with moderate to severe anxiety, or those undergoing lengthier procedures, can benefit from oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a sedative medication 30 to 60 minutes before your appointment. Oral conscious sedation induces a deep state of relaxation. In fact, some patients even fall asleep during their procedure. However, individuals will still be able to communicate with the doctor and surgical team if necessary. Because oral conscious sedation temporarily affects cognitive ability and motor skills, patients will need to have a friend or family member accompany them to and from the office.

Ideal Patients

Sedation dentistry is usually appropriate for anyone who experiences fear or anxiety during dental visits. It is especially beneficial for those undergoing a lengthy procedure, as it can merely help patients be more comfortable during treatment. Additionally, sedation dentistry is useful for individuals who cannot control their movements. For example, patients with Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy are often hindered from receiving the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry helps relax the muscles so that involuntary movements do not impede treatment.

During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Lane will discuss your health history with you in detail. This will include any current or past medical conditions as well as any medications or supplements you may be taking. Gathering this information is essential for determining your eligibility for sedation dentistry.

Peace of Mind, as Well as Body

With today’s advances, there is no need to suffer unnecessarily from fear or anxiety. Sedation dentistry allows patients to comfortably receive the dental care they need for optimal, long-lasting oral health.

Call Us with Questions

Postponing dental visits and procedures is not a good plan. Don’t allow anxiety and fear of the dentist to keep you from the dental care you need for oral and overall health, and high quality of life. Call Lane Family Dental today in Wasilla, AK today at 907-393-2200 and reserve an appointment to talk with Dr. lane about sedation dentistry. We’re also happy to answer your questions over the phone, before you schedule a consultation.

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Christine Starkweather
18:04 25 Nov 18
The staff were very welcoming! Dr Lane was able to remove my tooth and get me out of there in 45 mins.
Heather Tallman
00:13 10 Oct 18
Dr Lane Family Dentistry is absolutely wonderful! My kids love to go here! Friendly, great customer service, thorough cleanings!
Danielle Mettling
20:01 14 Aug 18
I have a great disliking for all things teeth related, but my experience was great. Look forward to working with this clinic on getting my teeth where they need to be.
cristina mcanulty
01:10 25 Jul 18
I had an issue come up after hours and I sent them a message via Messenger and they immediately responded and were able to fit me in today!!! I’m so thankful for their help, but most of all for their amazing customer service and care for patients. I would absolutely recommend them for all of your dental needs.
Jess Adams
02:25 21 Jul 18
Very professional and nice people. Facility and dental equipment new and up to date! 5 out 5 stars!????
Angela Lundvall
01:48 26 Jun 18
This is the second time I’ve gone here and I’m still blown away by the service and attention to detail. Prior to these guys, I used to dread dental visits. At this office, they go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and happy. We just had our first child three weeks ago and I had to bring him with. I hoped that he would sleep through, but of course he woke up as soon as I showed up for the appt. He was hungry, but instead of getting upset with sticking to time schedules, they encouraged me to make sure he ate enough and burped before we started. He was still fussy, so their receptionist (she is amazing) held him while their dental hygienist (she was also awesome) did my x-rays and then we tucked him in the chair with me during the cleaning. Love it! My teeth are super shiny clean and both this mamma and her baby are very satisfied customers. ^_^
Rebecca Abshire
20:31 15 Jun 18
I had so much built up anxiety from not going to regular dental check ups like I probably should have but the staff was phenomenal! They all made me feel comfortable, didn't judge me, and had great hospitality. The hygentist was sweet, and gentle. I have not experienced that in a long time. I'm actually excited to go back in a few months for another cleaning. From the time I walked in to the time I left I felt like I chose the right place to go.
Caroll Denton
03:09 15 Jun 18
I'm pretty self conscious about my teeth, when I went into Lane Family Dental I felt very comfortable, and welcomed as soon as I opened the door. The staff here are amazing! I also enjoy how customer based the office is with refreshments, massage chairs and Netflix. After 10 years of trying to find a good dentist, Dr. Lane is by far the best.
Ronald Chester
00:22 23 May 18
Al though I went a long time without teeth I am glad to have them now Dr Lane is very good he is the best dentist I have ever been to he cares about my teeth he didn't hurt me like some have in the past I would like to thank him and his staff they ate all caring and professional people I highly recommend his dental services thanks
Kim Washington
20:20 22 May 18
I have really truly tried to avoid all dentist's! But I love Lane Family Dentist!! Very Much Looking Forward to my next appointments!! Must Visit!! You Wont Be Disappointed ?!! 5'Stars!!
Adrian Hull
00:16 01 May 18
My husband and I recently found Lane Family Dental. We are both so pleased with their professionalism, modern equipment and outstanding care. The people at the front and Dr. Lane's dental assistant are bright, cheeful and professional as well. Living in Talkeetna we are so pleased they have two offices, one being in Willow which is quite convenient. Thank you Lane Family Dental for providing such great care to the Mat-Su Valley.
Jessica M.
02:11 28 Apr 18
Great atmosphere, staff, and dentist. I had a bad experience the last time I went to the dentist so I was petrified to go in but this place was totally relieving. Me and my family will always be coming here with our dental needs.
Ryan Hill
17:43 21 Mar 18
I have always had a wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is always nice and welcoming. The office is clean and beautifully decorated. I would recommend this office to anyone.
Macey Shapiro
19:53 05 Mar 18
The best dentist I’ve had in my 60 years. Absolutely impeccably clean facilities. New facilities. The latest techniques and strategies to provide excellent dental care. And most of all the least amount of pain I’ve ever felt at the dentist.
Paulette E
22:45 09 Feb 18
About a year or so ago I discovered Lane Dental. Due to circumstances in my life I hadn’t been to a dentist in a really long time. They were very caring and kind. Since then I’ve had some teeth removed and am currently having a partial made. They have been patiently working with me and my insurance. Asia has been wonderful to work with for my scheduling and Dr. lane has been so kind and gentle. His assistants have been a real pleasure also. Thank you to the entire staff ?
Jan Miller
17:14 02 Dec 17
Finally, a dentist I look forward to coming to. Great staff, lovely warm waiting area. Dr.Lane is gentle, kind and professional. He explains each process so you know what he is doing. My teeth look great after he fixed some chips in my front teeth.I highly recommend Lane Family Dentistry.
Douglas Gregory
01:07 30 Nov 17
Fantastic customer service! Everybody there is very friendly and easy to talk to. They explained everything that was going on with my teeth, provided a plan to get them back in good shape, and cleaned em up real nice. It may have been a while since my last trip to a dentist, but I don't remember the visits being so relaxing.
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LANE FAMILY DENTAL OF WASILLA

1301 E PALMER-WASILLA HIGHWAY
WASILLA, AK 99654

Office Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Call Us Today (907) 373-2200