Is anxiety or fear keeping you from getting the dental treatment your smile needs and deserves? At Dentistry of Highland Village, we proudly offer sedation dentistry as part of our general dentistry treatments to provide the most comfortable experience possible. Sedation dentistry, also known as comfort dentistry, can be used for any type of procedure. In fact, some patients choose light sedation during their routine dental exams and cleanings so that they can relax and feel at ease during their time in the dental chair. There are many forms of sedation dentistry. We offer methods that help patients remain very relaxed and comfortable, yet completely awake and able to drive themselves home if they wish. Depending on your specific level of dental anxiety and the type of procedure that you need, we will recommend the most beneficial method of sedation dentistry for you.
Options In Sedation Dentistry
Although there are multiple levels of sedation, most patients find that light sedation is all they need to feel comfortable and receive their treatments without anxiety. Mild and moderate sedation may involve the use of oral conscious sedation (in pill form) or nitrous oxide (inhaled gas). These forms of sedation can effectively relax patients but allow them to remain awake and communicate with the dentist if desired. Nitrous Oxide is safe for both children and adults. It involves gently breathing a sweet-smelling, colorless gas through a nosepiece. Nitrous Oxide is often a preferred form of sedation because its effects wear off very quickly and patients may safely drive home after their procedure. Regardless of the level of sedation you choose, you can rest assured that we consider it our job to make you feel relaxed and cared throughout your entire dental procedure. Our practice is licensed by The American Dental Association and qualified to administer sedation dentistry to patients in Houston.
Do I Need Sedation Dentistry?
The use of sedation dentistry is a personal choice and it is never something that we want our patients to be embarrassed to ask for. Sedation dentistry can be a valuable solution for patients who have the following:
- low pain thresholds
- severe gag reflux
- a large amount of needed dental work
- sensitive teeth
- phobia or anxiety about the dentist
Dentistry of Highland Village encourages patients to express their fears and concerns regarding their upcoming procedures, whether it is a simple cleaning, root canal or dental implant. We will go out of our way to ensure your experience is relaxing and stress-free. With our options in sedation dentistry and our compassionate, attentive staff, a comfortable dental visit is always possible.
Contact our office today if you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry. Dentistry of Highland Village is where you can receive all facets of dental care in the relaxing environment you deserve.