Scared of the Dentist? Don’t Be. | Riverside Dentist

Does the thought of having your teeth worked on make you anxious or uncomfortable? Do the sight of needles and the sound of dental drills make you cringe? Now imagine if you it were possible to visit the dentist while you nap comfortably, only to wake with a finished smile. Through the use of oral conscious sedation, it can be done. You can handle your dental business without a care in the world!

Dr. Gerald Middleton will prescribe the appropriate medication in a pill form that you will take before your treatment. Most oral sedation dentistry patients nap through their visit and leave feeling relaxed, healthy, and well cared for. This is important because there are a wide range of patients that can benefit from this calming feature, including:

  • High dental anxiety and fear
  • A severe gag reflex
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Extensive treatment needs
  • A desire to have dentistry done comfortably while they are fully relaxed

If taking pills aren’t your cup of tea, there is also nitrous oxide treatment. Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as “laughing gas”. This mild sedative inhalant will put you in a euphoric state of relaxation and will help make the dental procedures much easier for you to handle.

We understand that going to the dentist can be very difficult for some people. Dental phobia is actually a lot more common than you may think. It is estimated that about 15% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of this reason. Take care of your smile and visit the dentist regularly.

To set up an appointment, call Dr. Middleton in Riverside, CA at 951-688-3442 or visit

Dr. Middleton proudly accepts patients from Riverside and all surrounding areas.