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Maple Grove, Minnesota dental care provided by Dr. Ryan Francis and staff. At Grove Health Dental we provide a wide array of dental procedures including Crowns, Implant Restorations, Fillings, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Root Canals, Conscious Sedation, Extractions, Bridges, Veneers and many other services.

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Sedation Dentistry

Maple Grove, MN


Don't let fear keep you from having a sparkling smile and healthy teeth! Grove Health Dental now offers sedation dentistry, a safe and easy alternative that allows you to get your teeth cleaned and receive other dental treatments in a relaxed state, without worry. Dr. Francis can provide comprehensive dental care to anyone who prefers conscious sedation, just ask about this procedure when you call for an appointment.

Sedation Dentistry is also an option for patients who are suffering from an over active gag reflex, TMJ Pain / TMJ Disorder, have difficulty with dental anesthetics, or are physically or mentally impaired. Furthermore, a patient may choose to incorporate Sedation Dentistry in their treatment if they simply desire to have all of their treatment completed in a single dental visit.

Our office provides several options for individuals who have needed treatment. Please note that these treatments may come with an added out-of-pocket expense. Call our office for details.


Inhalation Dental Sedation

(aka "Laughing Gas")


This is accomplished by the administration of a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a nasal mask or nasal hood. Patients are able to complete their treatment while comfortably inhaling a gas through their nose.


This is an option for patients with:

  • Mild Dental Anxiety, Mild Dental Phobia, or Mild Needle Phobia

  • Mild Gag Reflex

  • Mild TMJ Pain / TMJ Difficulties

  • Patients needing Deep Cleaning, or Periodontal Therapy

  • Patients needing Crown

  • Patients needing Root Canal Therapy

  • Patients needing Fillings


Oral Dental Sedation

This is accomplished when a patient simply takes a pill, or medicated syrup, with a small glass of water. After a short time, when the patient is in a comfortable and relaxed state, their treatment is completed.


This is an option for patients with:

  • Moderate Dental Anxiety, Moderate Dental Phobia, or Moderate Needle Phobia

  • Moderate Gag Reflex

  • Moderate TMJ Pain / TMJ Difficulties

  • Patients suffering from mild mental or physical impairments

  • Patients needing Deep Cleaning, or Periodontal Therapy

  • Patients needing Multiple Crown

  • Patients needing Root Canal Therapy

  • Patients needing Extractions of Wisdom Teeth

  • Patients needing multiple Fillings

  • Prolonged / Extensive Dental Procedures / Treatments

  • Patients in need of Dental Implants