Have you always struggled with nervous feelings when the time comes around for you to make an appointment for a dental cleaning? Or have you been procrastinating on getting that one cavity filled because you can’t take the sound of the drill?
If you’ve felt this way before, it may be time to entertain the idea of sedation dentistry at your next dental appointment. Our staff in Houston understand that a visit to the dentist can be a source of worry for some.
They would love to meet you and help determine what type of sedation is right for you.
Sedation dentistry occurs when our staff at OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics administer sedatives before or during a patient’s dental procedure or regular cleaning.
Each patient is different. Some may opt for a heavier form of sedation, while light sedation for others is satisfactory. Generally speaking, there are three common types: IV, inhaled, and oral sedation.
Laughing Gas: This is one of the lightest forms of sedation. Laughing gas is administered through a mask to the patient. Patients who receive this method of sedation will typically be able to drive themselves home after their procedure.
IV Sedation: Administered directly into the veins of the patient, this method is a bit stronger than laughing gas. Patients will be awake, but not as aware of their surroundings as they would be with inhaled sedation.
Oral: Oral Medication is provided by our staff to be taken before your dental procedure. This type of sedation can range from light to moderate.
At OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that every patient is different. We will work to meet the needs of each patient. You may be able to try it at your next dental appointment!
Call now and make an appointment at our Houston office. Our team of highly trained staff would love to meet you.