We don’t want you to feel nervous about your visit, even if you have dental anxiety that makes receiving even minor treatment difficult. Which is why we offer dental sedation, which helps patients of all ages enter a state of calm during their visit. At your Dallas, TX dental practice, we can offer a positive experience with dental sedation!
When You Benefit from Calming Treatments
Dental sedation helps people enter a calm state during treatment, often with no memory of the process afterward. We could recommend this for people undergoing more extensive treatments, such as tooth extraction or the placement of dental implants. We also help those with anxiety or phobias about the dentist, so they can receive the care they need while remaining relaxed and comfortable during the process. This is also helpful for those with special needs that would make treatment a difficult process. Our team will choose the best option for you based on a number of different factors, including your anxiety levels, age, weight, and your medical history.
Also known as laughing gas, this mixture of oxygen and nitrogen is inhaled through a mask over the nose. The patient enters a state of calm, and the effects wear off once the procedure ends, so you can drive yourself home or return to work or school. This option is safe for patients of all ages, and can help with those receiving crowns or root canals.
Also known as oral sedation, this is administered via a pill or liquid form prior to your procedure. You enter a deeper state of calm, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. The effects will linger a bit and you could feel groggy, so have a friend or family member on hand to bring you home. This is referred to as conscious sedation because despite having no memory of the procedure, you will be conscious and able to respond to the dentist as needed.
Preparing for Your Visit
We will provide detailed instructions for preparing for your visit, such as wearing comfortable clothing, avoiding food and drink for a few hours before the procedure, and other instructions to ensure this is a calm and relaxed experience for you. We will also have directions for afterward, so you can ensure the treated portions of your mouth heals quickly, and that you have prescriptions to help facilitate a comfortable and successful healing period. If you have any questions about sedation, then reach out to our team today.
Speak With Your Dallas, TX Dentist About Calming Dentistry
We want to ensure that even if you have dental anxiety, that your experience is a comfortable one! To learn more about our calming treatment options, call Park Cities Periodontics And Implant Dentistry in Dallas, TX at (214)522-9700!