Sedation Dentistry in Rhode Island


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Why You Might Need Sedation for Oral Surgery

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation allows patients to undergo certain complex procedures in a stress-free and pain-free environment at our Rhode Island practice. Through various types of sedation, we can make sure you are perfectly comfortable during your treatment, allowing Dr. English to fully restore the health and beauty of your smile without trouble.

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What Our Patients Say

“Dr. English is very kind and skilled. He performed an implant procedure in my lower jaw. Everything went smoothly and I never felt any pain. I’ve been to his office four times and was never left waiting - always seen as scheduled.”

Arthur D.

“I highly recommend Dr. Ray English III. He and his staff made a somewhat complicated procedure as pain free and relaxed as possible. He gave options, described the procedures in detail before performing them, and prepared me for possible complications. I attribute my relatively easy recovery to his expertise and professionalism.”

Janice B.

“Dr. English and his team were highly professional, competent, and very efficient. The facility is clean, modern, and medical equipment is state-of-the-art. The procedure and subsequent follow up visits were pleasant experiences.”

Stan V.
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Did You Know…

Sedation can be tailored to suit your unique needs.

Sedation dentistry is done under the rigorous supervision of sedation experts that will monitor you throughout the procedure.

What To Expect From The Sedation Process


Nitrous sedation

Before your surgery begins, Dr. English will place a comfortable mask over your nose. You’ll simply breathe in through your nose when he directs you to do so, and breathe in a stream of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This sedative takes effect immediately, making you feel more relaxed and comfortable.


Oral conscious sedation

You may need to fast (avoid eating and drinking) when getting oral conscious sedation. Dr. English will prescribe a medication to take an hour before your procedure.


IV sedation

With IV sedation, Dr. English and our team will prepare an injection site near your elbow, forearm, or the back of your hand. Then, they will insert a needle in this site and begin the flow of the sedative medication, which will be delivered through the IV directly into your bloodstream.



In our office, General anesthesia is also delivered through an IV, but provides a deeper level of sedation. This is utilized for more complex treatments at RI Oral Surgery & Implant Center.

What You Need To Know About Sedation

Is Sedation Right For Me?

Following a consultation and review of your medical history, Dr. English will determine if you are a candidate for sedation, and which form is most appropriate for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation?

Dr. English will help you make the right decision. In general, sedation is for you if:

  • You are in good health overall
  • You have trouble sitting still during procedures
  • You experience extreme fear or anxiety during dental visits
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Types of Sedation

Minimally Inhaled Sedation

Minimally inhaled sedation, also called laughing gas, is the ideal choice for simple procedures. Our Rhode Island team will place a mask over your nose to inhale a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen, which can help relieve anxiety in certain patients.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form, and while more effective than laughing gas, you will still be fully responsive throughout your procedure. You will be unable to drive to and from your appointment, so please plan accordingly.

IV Sedation & General Anesthesia

For more complex procedures, general anesthesia may be more appropriate. It creates a sleep-like state, so you will not be conscious during the procedure. You must fast 8 hours prior to your procedure and bring a driver.

Frequently Asked Questions



Is Dental Sedation Different From Anesthesia?

How Long Does Oral Sedation Last?

Can You Still Feel Pain With Oral Sedation?

Do You Remember Anything After Oral Sedation?

What Should I Expect After Oral Surgery Sedation?

How Is Sedation Administered For Oral Surgery?

Ready to Enhance Your Smile?

With a full range of sedation options available, RI Oral Surgery & Implant Center is ready to make the beautiful, functional smile of your dreams a reality!

RI Oral Surgery & Implant Center

Monday: 8am - 4pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am-4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Dr. Ray English III

Meet Dr. English

Dr. Ray English III was born and raised here in Rhode Island. He became interested in oral & maxillofacial surgery after shadowing his father, Dr. Ray English Jr. The career fascinated him due to the wide array of treatments the profession offered, from wisdom teeth removal to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, as well as more complex, major surgeries like corrective jaw procedures. However, what truly drove him to pursue the career was seeing how much he could improve the quality of a patient’s life with oral & maxillofacial surgery. 

Dr. English received his D.M.D. degree from Boston University, where he was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, and received multiple awards for his salivary gland research, radiology, oral diagnosis, and dental implantology. He holds a master's degree in health policy from New York University, and an undergraduate degree in biology from Boston College. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and has authored multiple articles in professional journals, as well as a chapter in a board review textbook. Dr. Ray English III is also a faculty member at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and holds hospital privileges at Tufts Medical Center. 

When he’s not at the office, Dr. English enjoys spending time with his wife, Alexandra, and his two children, Sophia and Jack. He's also an avid golfer and traveler.

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Meet Dr. LeRoy

Dr. James LeRoy was born and raised in Western New York. At an early age he became fascinated with medicine and helping others. The complexity and wide variety of procedures drove him to pursue a career in oral & maxillofacial surgery. 

Dr. LeRoy received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Biomedical science from Tufts University. He received his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. 

After dental school he moved to New York City where he pursued further education and completed a General Practice residence at Montefiore Medical Center prior to completing an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center. During his four years of training he rotated at a number of hospitals including Stony Brook University Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center, Northshore University Hospital and Nassau County Medical Center. In his final year, he served as the Chief Resident. 

Throughout his training, Dr. LeRoy completed extensive training in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, Orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, pathology, reconstructive jaw surgery, TMJ surgery and adult and pediatric anesthesia. He has taken a keen interest in empowering patients in optimizing their oral health through the use of the most current techniques, technology and digital surgical planning. Dr. LeRoy’s aims to provide high-quality oral surgery in a comfortable, pain-free manner. 

When not at the office, hospital or conference, Dr. LeRoy enjoys spending time with his wife, Shreshtha. They love to travel, stay active in the outdoors and try new restaurants.

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