Sedation Dentistry

If you get anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist, you are not alone; millions of Americans avoid dental visits because of nerves.

However, putting off dental care can put both your smile and your overall health at risk.

At Iroquois Dentistry in Nashville, TN, we use sedation dentistry to help patients feel more comfortable during dental appointments.

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Jordan Bailey


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The new office is so insanely nice it’s unreal. The only thing better is the staff themselves, I have loved my visits to Iroquois and it’s the best dentist’s office I’ve ever been to. There is no place in Nashville I would rather be taken care of than here. Staff is amazing, facilities are amazing, Dentists are amazing, you can’t go wrong with it!

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Patrick Merritt


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I have been going here for years and I will continue to go here.  They are great!  Cleanings are always quick and the office stays on time.  They don’t push unnecessary procedures.  They take care of your teeth and if they see something that needs attention they let you know.  They are great.

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Sedation Dentistry: Making Dental Care Comfortable and Relaxing

Sedation dentistry can make any dental appointment much more comfortable and relaxing. Dr. Glover at Iroquois Dentistry has advanced training in IV sedation. We offer both moderate sedation and conscious sedation using this method.

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide is one of the fastest-acting and most cost-effective forms of dental sedation. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless chemical compound. Administered as a gas, it is usually inhaled through the nose and has a calming effect.

Some patients have described the effects as "feeling heavy,” as though they are sinking into their chair, while others may notice slight tingling sensations in the extremities. Under its effects, individuals are still aware of their surroundings but are much more relaxed. We are happy to provide this option to patients that want to avoid IV sedation or sedatives.

woman receiving nitrous oxide through a mask

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Mask Placement

If you choose nitrous oxide as a sedation option, our doctor will place a small mask over your nose.


We will ask you to breathe normally to experience the sedative effects. Then we will remove the mask.


In most cases, patients feel the effects within three to five minutes. Once patients feel comfortable and relaxed, we will proceed with treatment.


We will stop as needed to re-administer nitrous oxide and maintain its calming effects throughout treatment.
The team of dental professionals at Iroquois Dentistry

Iroquois Dentistry

Our top-rated dentists have been serving the Nashville community since 1946. We use the latest technology to offer gentle and effective care at affordable prices, and we are members of various national and local dental organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society

To schedule a visit at Iroquois Dentistry, contact us online or call (615) 298-2040.

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