Wish Dentistry Was More Comfortable? Try Sedation!

Comfort might not be the first thing you think of when you consider your dental treatment. However, your comfort is a significant consideration when it comes to providing exceptional dental care. To that end, we offer a variety of sedation options designed to meet every patient’s unique dental needs and preferences. With the help of the right sedation option, you can enjoy a more calming and comfortable experience, which can encourage you to visit your dentist more consistently to receive the care that your smile deserves.

How Does Dental Sedation Work?

The point of dental sedation is to help you stay calm throughout the course of your dental treatment. Unlike local anesthesia, which works by numbing the appropriate area of your mouth to reduce feeling, sedation works by producing a slight feeling of euphoria that allows you to let go of your anxiety. In many cases, sedation is most appropriate for patients who suffer from dental phobia and fear. However, it can also work to help you receive extensive dental treatment faster and more comfortably.

Which Option Works Best?

The good thing about dental sedation is that it can be tailored to meet your needs and preferences. For instance, mild sedation can be administered in the form of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. More potent sedation can be provided in the form of an oral medication, such as valium, if nitrous oxide isn’t strong enough. For more extensive treatment or more intense cases of dental fear, your dentist might recommend IV sedation, which involves delivering a potent but safe sedative directly into your system intravenously.

Learn How to Make Dental Care More Comfortable

At our office, we offer a variety of personalized sedation options to help make your dental treatment much more comfortable. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sedation dentistry office in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849.

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