Have a fear of dental treatment? Rest assured that it's possible to have an experience that's free of anxiety and pain. This can be accomplished by blocking your sensations of pain with local anesthetics or by giving you medication to help you relax. After providing your complete health history, we can recommend a solution for you. Aside from oral sedation (given by mouth), and nitrous oxide (inhaled), there is also IV sedation. IV sedation delivers sedatives directly into the bloodstream. IV sedation can only be given by those properly trained to do so. Sedatives administered this way work immediately and can be adjusted more quickly and easily.