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Every year, millions of US adults avoid visiting the dentist due to dental fear or anxiety. While our state-of-the-art office and friendly dental team work hard to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable, we know that some patients need a little extra help relaxing during dental treatments. At The Dentists at Houston Westchase, we offer sedation dentistry to help patients receive stress, fear, and pain-free dental care.
Take the first step to a healthier, more luminous smile by calling us. We can explain our sedation dentistry methods, talk to you about your concerns, and make a plan for your first appointment.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Nearly everyone has felt some anxiety prior to visiting a doctor; however, if fear stops you from seeing a dentist entirely, sedation dentistry may be able to help. If you experience any of the following, our treatments can help minimize discomfort and improve your experience:
- Previous traumatic dental experience
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth
- Difficulty getting numb
- High anxiety level
- Fear of needles or other dental tools
- Discomfort with the sounds, tastes, and/or scents associated with dental treatment
For more information on our sedation offerings at our Houston TX dental office, please call us today at Houston Office Phone Number 832-830-8226.
Three of the most popular sedation dentistry methods are nitrous oxide, oral medication, and I.V. sedation. These techniques can effectively calm anxiety and enhance relaxation while keeping you conscious and in control.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation is inhaled through the nose during treatment offering patients a relaxed, euphoric experience. Safely monitored by our dental team, we easily adjust the dosage throughout treatment. Nitrous oxide takes effect quickly and wears off right away allowing patients to return to their regular activities following treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a pill taken at a predetermined time prior to your visit allowing you to relax throughout treatment. While patients remain awake during care, they are calmer, more relaxed, and experience significantly reduced discomfort. Due to the long lasting effects of the sedatives, patients need a trusted friend or family member to drive them to and from our office.
Intravenous sedation uses sedatives administered intravenously combing the best of both other forms of sedation: the safe in-office administration of nitrous oxide and the increased sedative effects of oral conscious sedation. We are able to adjust the dosage of IV sedation during care, and the effects are long lasting. As with oral conscious sedation, patients will need a trusted friend or family member to drive them to and from our office.