Free Nitrous Sedation

Our goal at Matthews Smiles is to make your visit to our office as pleasant and enjoyable as we can! If you need help relaxing during your appointment, we offer a variety of options in sedation dentistry. For those who are not sure which option is the proper choice for you, we can provide detailed information and show you the pros and cons of each choice. We will help you select a solution that will put you at ease.

Enjoy Stress-Free Dentistry

If you are nervous about going to the dentist’s office, you are among thousands who feel the same way. Thankfully, you do not need to avoid important dental work just because you feel anxious. We provide FREE nitrous sedation, also known as laughing gas, for all of our patients on any treatment, including your regularly-scheduled cleanings! Good oral health is a crucial part of your overall health, and our team at Matthews Smiles is passionate about getting you in for the work that you need and want. For more information, check out our learning center below or give us a call.


No Insurance? No Problem!

At Matthews Smiles Dentistry, we think everyone should be able to get the great dental care they need, even if you don’t have dental insurance. That’s why we offer our new patients a special dental membership plan for just $287 a year. This yearly membership program will get you cleanings, exams, X-rays, and additional discounts on our other dental services.

Don't Let Anxiety Dictate Your Oral Health

Research has demonstrated that nearly 75% of Americans face some level of anxiety when going to the dentist. Unfortunately, that anxiety causes many patients to forego necessary dental work. This leads to poor oral health, which can result in painful dental conditions and the need for much more extensive and anxiety-producing dental work than was necessary in the beginning. At Matthews Smiles, we don’t want anxiety to stand in the way of your superior oral health.

The Matthews Smiles team always strives to make your visit as pleasant as possible! If you’re in need of relaxation, we offer three levels of sedation. Inhalation Sedation is the use of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. We have a variety of nitrous oxide fragrances, so you can pick the flavor that suits your preference. We also offer oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. If you’re not sure which type of sedation is best for you, we can walk you through the pros and cons of each option.

With FREE nitrous sedation for all our procedures, we can ensure you will feel comfortable and at peace during your procedure!


What Our Patients Say

  • "Dr. Matthews is wonderful! His staff is very helpful, friendly, and professional. Even my 6 year old said, “Mom, that dentist man is very nice!” Matthews Smiles makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience, which I didn’t know was possible!"
  • “My family has been going to Dr. Matthews for the past 13 years and we love him! He is very professional yet personable. He stays current with his clinical knowledge and equipment. He does a great job and I can trust him, which is a big deal. His front staff is very friendly, and he has an amazing hygienist, Ginger. She is the most down-to-earth person you’ll meet – she always remembers what’s going on in your life. She also does a very thorough job in her cleanings. I highly recommend Dr. Blake Matthews office!”
  • “My kids are disappointed if one gets to go to the dentist and the other doesn’t. Dr. Blake Matthews and those who work with him are friendly and very, very accommodating to make sure you are comfortable. I also appreciate how Dr. Matthews takes the time to explain different options regarding the treatment available for me and my family! We HIGHLY recommend!”
  • “Dr. Blake has been our family dentist for over 20 years. We love him and his staff. They do their best to make any unpleasant procedures as pleasant as possible, which is nice. We trust him and his staff with our smiles!”

Anxiety to Comfort

“What is the Solution for Dental Anxiety?” The development of simple and safe sedation dentistry has provided relief for thousands of anxious patients. Sedation dentistry has been a solution for people in the following situations:

  • Patients with severe dental anxiety
  • Patients who have experienced negative dental experiences in the past
  • Patients who have trouble getting numb for dental procedures
  • Patients who need to have multiple dental procedures performed in one appointment due to limited time

Sedation dentistry makes use of safe but relaxing medications to help you relax and avoid anxiety. The staff at Matthews Smiles will discuss the various options and procedures with you. They will thoroughly review your medical history and the medications that you may currently be taking to help you choose the best method of sedation for your specific needs. Each of these options has been utilized by thousands of patients to ease their fears. “What Options Are There in Sedation Dentistry?” The proper level of sedation for your situation will be determined after a consultation with your dentist. The dentist will provide a variety of factors that need to be discussed in order to make the most effective choice.

Don't Let Anxiety Dictate Your Oral Health

Nitrous Oxide (known commonly as “laughing gas”)
This sedation method will have you breathing nitrous oxide through a nasal mask throughout your dental procedure. We offer a variety of “laughing gas” fragrances, so you can choose the one that is most appealing to you. This gas is soothing and will effectively remove your dental anxiety and the accompanying discomfort. As soon as you have removed your mask at the end of the procedure, the effects of the gas will dissipate. You will be able to continue in your normal activities immediately after your appointment.
Conscious sedation
The dentist will administer a sedative before commencing with your dental procedure. The sedative will make you feel drowsy and relaxed almost immediately. You will definitely need assistance with transportation home after the appointment, so make sure to bring along a friend or family member. Once the sedation has reached maximum effectiveness, you will be relaxed both mentally and physically. The dentist will perform the agreed upon procedures while you are relaxed from the sedative. The use of this treatment will allow the dentist to complete several treatments in one office visit. Even though you will be sedated and relaxed, you will be able to communicate with your dentist and his team throughout the appointment. The team will continually monitor your vital signs to ensure your complete safety throughout the appointment. This sedation method will leave you feeling drowsy a little longer than the nitrous oxide, and you will have no memory of the treatment once the sedation has worn away. You should be able to return to your normal flow of activity by that evening.
IV Sedation
This is the most complete level of sedation, and it is used with patients who face serious anxiety at the dentist’s office. In some cases, it may be used by patients who need to get multiple procedures done in one visit due to time constraints. When IV sedation is employed, a certified anesthesiologist will be present to assist the dentist. The sole task of the anesthesiologist will be to monitor your vital signs and administer the proper amount of sedative in order to keep you completely relaxed and comfortable. If IV sedation is determined to be the best solution for your needs, you will sleep safely and comfortably during the whole dental treatment.

Contact Matthews Smiles today and ask how sedation dentistry can make a great difference in your dental experience. Give our office a call.

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3610 N University Ave, Ste 200, Provo, UT 84604

(801) 377-9600

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