Sedation Dentistry in Tucson

Our primary goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and pain free experience during your entire visit. We understand that for many people, going to the dentist can be a traumatic experience, so we have taken important steps to assure that every dental patient is treated with the ultimate care.


We have several sedation dentistry options available based on the patient’s level of comfort.

Mild Sedation – Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

For the dental patient that may be anxious about the dental visit and needs just a mild form of relaxation. The patient is conscious and able to respond throughout the procedure. An example of mild sedation dentistry is the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Moderate Sedation – Oral Sedation

This process takes the patient into a much more relaxed state. The patient is conscious and able to respond, but may not remember much of the actual dental procedure. An example of moderate sedation is oral sedation. Oral sedation is accomplished by taking a pill that has been prescribed for you prior to your appointment. Moderate sedation requires you to have a family member or friend accompany you to your dental appointment.

Deep Sedation – IV Sedation

During this process the patient is in a pleasant and unconscious state and will be asleep for the entire procedure. The patient wakes up peacefully and calmly. An example of deep sedation is IV sedation. Deep sedation dental work requires you to have a family member or friend accompany you to your dental appointment.

Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C.

Dear Patients,

As all of you know, our vision here at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. is to partner with patients to achieve the best for their long-term oral and overall health. We are honored to serve you. In light of current coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting the world and an order from the Arizona Governor we, like all dental offices in Arizona, are closed for anything other than dental emergencies until April 3rd.

If you have a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed now and always to your needs.

The offices of John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. continues to employ the most up-to-date infection control procedures and our record proves that they work really well! Rest assured that the infection control and standard precautions that we always employed are excellent deterrents to COVID-19 and every other virus. In addition to the routine steps we take, we are being even more vigilant of all the areas in the office. Surfaces in the reception area, front desk area, consultation area and restroom, which would normally be cleaned and disinfected daily, are now being disinfected throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available in all areas of the practice for your use.

During this confusing and stressful time, staying healthy helps you fight off any challenge! Know that we take our role as your healthcare partner very seriously and are here to help! For the latest information and guidance, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 situation webpage, the Department of Public Health website, or ADA.

Stay safe and healthy—we look forward to seeing you soon.