The Woodlands and Houston, TX
Yes! Sedation dentistry offers an ideal solution for people who find it difficult to go to the dentist because of anxiety, a strong gag reflex, or other concerns. Sedation dentistry uses medication to reduce your anxiety and other negative sensations, allowing you to get the dental treatments you need or desire despite your anxiety.
Sedation dentistry is also very convenient and easy. At Woodlands Premier Dentistry, we offer two simple options for dental sedation. One option is a prescription pill. You will pick up your prescription and take the pill about a half hour before your appointment. Although you should count on having someone drive you to and from your appointment, this option has the benefit of helping you feel relaxed before leaving for your appointment.
A second option is nitrous oxide. This option is great for people who don’t feel much anxiety before coming to the office, but begin to feel anxious in the chair or in response to certain sights, sounds, or other stimuli. Nitrous oxide ensures you will feel relaxed, but fully awake, during your procedure. An advantage of nitrous oxide is that you can drive yourself to and from your appointment, and the effects of nitrous can be extended if necessary for a very involved procedure.
For some patients, a combination of both types of sedation may give the best results.
No matter which sedation dentistry option you choose, you will find that it helps you get the dental care you need without the anxiety that used to make dental visits so hard. To learn more, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry in Houston, Texas.