If you experience anxiety or fear during dental procedures, sedation dentistry may be precisely what you have been looking for. At Advanced Dentistry, we offer multiple forms of sedation dentistry to help our patients feel more comfortable during their visit. Our friendly dentist will work with you to find the right type of sedation that will help you be calm and relaxed during your procedure.
Sedation dentistry is designed to make patients feel calm throughout their treatment. There are different methods of sedation that you can choose from, depending on your needs and the level of relaxation you would like to achieve. Many patients who use sedation dentistry find it helps them stay calm and relaxed throughout their entire appointment and gives them a positive and relaxing dental experience. It is perfect for patients with difficulty sitting still, getting numb, or relaxing during a procedure.
Types of Sedation
Oral sedation involves taking a pill about an hour before the patient’s appointment to help them relax during their visit. The medication helps to calm their anxiety and helps to dull the pain, so patients do not experience discomfort during dental procedures.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless substance that the patient inhales to experience its effects. As the gas enters the body, it changes how the brain responds to stimuli, helping to reduce pain and anxiety. The effects wear off quickly after the procedure is over and the mask that administers the gas is removed, allowing patients to drive themselves home and recover.
With IV sedation, you are administered an anesthetic directly into your bloodstream through an IV. This will make you drowsy or even fall asleep throughout your entire procedure. This option is typically reserved for patients undergoing more lengthy procedures such as a wisdom tooth extraction or a dental implant placement. Patients usually have no memory of their process afterward.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Dental sedation is a safe, effective way to calm and relax patients who are nervous or anxious about their dental treatments. It is especially beneficial for patients who suffer from dental anxiety due to a bad experience in the past or a strong gag reflex that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. We offer various sedation options to ensure you receive the proper treatment for your unique concerns.
Many patients who need extensive dental work find that sedation dentistry services are the best way to reduce the stress associated with their visits and keep them on track with their dental health. For more information, visit Advanced Dentistry at 9920 U.S. Highway 90-A, Suite 100-C, Sugar Land, TX 77478, or call (281) 494-5600.