Yes, a dentist or oral surgeon can use various forms of sedation to help you relax or sleep during a tooth extraction procedure. The level of sedation used will depend on the patient's overall health, age, and the complexity of the extraction. Some common forms of sedation used for tooth extractions include local anesthesia (numbing the area around the tooth), nitrous oxide sedation (also known as "laughing gas"), oral sedatives (taken in pill form), and IV sedation (administered directly into the bloodstream). In some cases, general anesthesia may also be an option for patients who require extensive dental work or have severe anxiety or medical conditions. However, the specific type of sedation used will depend on many factors and should be discussed with your dentist or oral surgeon prior to the procedure.