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For a dentist, a normal day at the office brings little anxiety. But for an apprehensive patient, it can trigger nerves and stress. That's why the staff at aptly named Apprehensive Patient dental offices work hard to temper guests' jitters. The most potent calm comes in the form of anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide (AKA "sweet air"), and intravenous sedatives. These soothing agents ensure that patients are laid-back and comfortable no matter the scale of their scheduled treatment, which can range from a simple exam and cleaning to an Invisalign fitting or application of porcelain veneers.