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Harbor Point Family Dentistry
Dr. Cory McMahan

Will my procedure hurt?

We understand that visiting a dental office for treatment is probably not your favorite thing to do. However, it’s crucial to maintain healthy teeth and gums for both your oral and overall health. At Harbor Point Family Dentistry, we offer a warm and welcoming environment and a friendly dental team that’s sensitive to your needs.

You don’t have to worry that your procedure will hurt because we use a powerful local anesthetic to ensure that your tooth is numb before we begin. You’ll stay numb throughout treatment so you can remain comfortable and get needed dental care.

Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)

Most anyone who suffers from dental anxiety can benefit from minimal sedation with nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a gas combined with oxygen and delivered through a comfortable mask placed over your nose.

Nitrous is mild and won’t put you to sleep. You’ll be aware of what’s happening, and you can communicate with our team. However, you’ll feel very relaxed, a little dreamy, and detached from the sights and sounds around you.

After your procedure, we’ll have you sit and inhale pure oxygen for a few minutes, and the effects wear off quickly. Nitrous is the only form of sedation where patients can drive themselves home from their appointment.

We Want You to Have a Comfortable Experience

We want to help you achieve excellent oral health and ensure your comfort, safety, and well-being. If you have concerns about your comfort or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Mooresville, NC dental office, and we’ll be happy to help you.

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