Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Urbandale Iowa

We offer oral sedation—also known as anxiolysis (no intubation necessary)—for 1/2 day, single appointments where patients are still awake. Patients usually experience few memories of the appointment and perceive it as relaxing and fast, many times getting all dental needs met in one visit.

We also offer mild oral sedatives for before the procedure only or laughing gas (nitrous oxide).

Dental Anesthesia Made Easier

Local anesthesia has long been an important way to alleviate discomfort and improve patients’ experiences during dental treatment. However, many patients are unhappy with injection needles, or wish for a way to dissipate the effects of anesthesia more quickly after their procedure is completed. With innovative treatments such as Anutra and OraVerse®, our team can help eliminate the uncomfortable sensation of the needle and help the anesthesia work faster, as well as reverse the effects more quickly after your treatment.


Anutra is a dental anesthesia buffering system that uses advanced technology to deliver faster and more controlled doses of local anesthesia. The system allows for multiple deliveries with the same syringe and significantly improves efficiency so Dr. Lawson can complete your treatment in noticeably less time.


After dental treatment with local anesthesia, simple things like smiling and eating can be difficult for a day or more. However, with OraVerse®, we can reverse the effects of the anesthetic immediately after your procedure is completed so you can go back to life as usual as quickly as possible.

If your treatment involves local anesthesia, then speak with Dr. Lawson about Anutra and OraVerse® to make your procedure simpler and more comfortable. To schedule a consultation, call Lawson Family Dentistry in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Patients,

Based on guidelines from the Iowa Dental Association (IDA) and to help curtail the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our office will be closed for non-essential treatment until April 30, 2020.

We will still be available for emergency and necessary treatments for our patients. Please call 515-278-4366 to speak with a team member.

Dr. Lawson will also be providing complimentary online consultations during this time for the following treatments:

  • Cosmetic Dental Work
  • Sleep Apnea (Children & Adults)
  • Orthodontic Work
  • Future Dental Treatments

We are following all guidelines and recommendations brought forward by the IDA. We thank you for your support and look forward to getting through this crisis safely.

Dr. Jessica Lawson and Lawson Family Dentistry