Your (Uncommon) Dental Sedation Questions

questionmarkblueDo you have some questions about dental sedation that you really want to ask? However, you’re a little bit afraid to bring them up because you don’t think they’re really in line with the most common questions our patients typically ask? No problem. We never turn away a question or look down on an inquiry. Instead, we welcome your curiosity and would like to help you feel the best you can when it comes to seeking dental care. We’re going to go ahead and get the ball rolling with a Q&A session of not-so-frequently-asked questions.

Questions and Answers: Sedation

Question: Do I have to get dental sedation? What if I come in and feel comfortable? What if I rely on it for my first visit but then I don’t really feel like I need it anymore?

Answer: Of course you don’t have to choose to receive sedation. This is an option to help you feel more at ease if you are feeling anxious. If you feel comfortable enough without it, we are extremely glad to hear it!

Question: Can I start off with one type of dental sedation and then change to a different type during a different dental visit? Or, is it important that I choose and stick with one type of treatment?

Answer: In the event that we have determined you qualify for different types of sedation, then of course you may rely on different options.

Question: Should I assume that whatever dental sedation has worked best for immediate family members is the option that will work best for me? I’m not really sure where to begin when it comes to making a selection.

Answer: Not necessarily. We will thoroughly evaluate what works best for you based on preferences, needs, and health history.


Dr. Colin Lathrop and the Lathrop Dental Center proudly welcome patients and families from in and around Katy, TX, including Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, and all surrounding communities. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can reach our sedation dentistry office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!