Murphy's Corner Dental
2003 132nd St. S.E., Suite G
Everett, WA 98208



Sedation Dentistry

Comfort Gentle Dentistry at Murphy's Corner Dental- Comfort  dentistry refers to the use of special techniques and mild sedation before and/or during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. We can offer several different options to help with your comfort level in regards to your needed dental treatment. This would include nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"),  oral sedatives prior to the visit and local anesthetic.
Patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental treatment, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes may require sedation.   These forms of comfort sedation are endorsed by the American Dental Association as  effective ways to make many patients comfortable during their dental visit.  Before using a sedative or anesthetic, it is important to tell your dentist about any medications or medical treatments you are receiving.

"Laughing Gas" is all about making you feel comfortable at Murphy's Corner Dental

Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” is often used as a conscious sedative during a dental visit. The gas is administered with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that helps phobic or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to Dr. Stockwell during their visit. After treatment, the nitrous is turned off and oxygen is administered for 5-10 minutes to help flush any remaining gas. The effects wear off almost immediately. Nitrous oxide rarely has side effects, although some patients may experience minor nausea and constipation. Murphy's Corner Dental will provide you with pre-and post-sedation instructions.

If you hate injections, you'll love The Wand STA

(Single Tooth Anesthesia)

Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so! Most often, the sting was caused because the anesthetic was fired in too quickly. Obviously, it is possible for the dentist to control the speed with a standard syringe, but the idea of the Wand is to take out the "human error". This can be very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences.

What is The Wand STA

The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable.

Even though it's called The Wand STA System, we call it the Wand here - because a lot of people with needle phobia describe it as their "Magic Wand"!