Anxiety in some patients is so severe they will avoid even a routine dental exam. They can’t even force themselves to bring their children for fear of what they may experience. Unfortunately, this allows minor issues to grow into major complex problems that hurt more and cost more to fix. The sedation method will change your opinion of dental care- it is now stress-free, and essentially pain-free. Considering IV sedation dentistry in Houston or conscious sedation dentistry? Schedule an appointment today.
Medications are used to help the patients relax during procedures. You will remain awake and alert, but you won’t have a worry in the world. If you find yourself getting anxious, just tell us, and the dentist can safely add laughing gas to your regimen.
This popular method allows for multiple procedures to be completed in each visit. If you are in need of extensive restoration, this is the way to go. There are several ways to administer this medication intravenously, orally or inhalation. They all work amazingly well and the time will fly by. If needed, the dentist can prescribe medication for you to take before you come to the office. This sedation is equally safe for kids, no wonder our young patients like us.
You must have someone available to drive you home and plan on spending the rest of the day in a tranquil manner. You will not be able to work or drive for a specific amount of time as is designated in your home care instructions.
If you or your dentist decide you’re not a good candidate for IV sedation in Houston, ask us about other types of conscious sedation dentistry we offer at Texas Dental Center. Perhaps oral sedation or laughing gas can produce the anxiety-relieving effect you’re looking for!
Dr. Rosecler Marmentini is an orthodontist and specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.