Sedation Dentistry Copperfield & Sugar Land TX

The Medication use in Sedation dentistry, help patients relax during dental procedure. Sometime patient normally awake with the exception of general anesthesia. We have a breathtaking solution if you're anxious and fearful about going to the dentist. We present a variety of sedation dentistry techniques to help nervous patients loaf and feel relaxed while dental work is being performed.

If dental anxiety has caused you to be anxious about or delay treatment in the past, we can make sure that your next dental visit will be as pleasant and painless as possible. There are three different types of Sedation dentistry:

  • Oral Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide (Inhaled minimal sedation)
  • I.V. Sedation

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation (anti-anxiety pills or a liquid) is prescribed for relieving anxiety in the hours immediately before a dental appointment. Dental patients with general anxiety, belonephobia (fear of needles and sharp instruments), prior dental trauma, or general fear of the dentist can take oral medication in order to reduce their anxiety. Many single and incremental dose protocols are used to medicate the patient as early as the day before treatment. Medication also helps decrease memory or the sights and stink of the dental office to keep away from report of any injury. The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (also called as 'laughing gas' or 'inhaled minimal sedation') is breathed by the patient to bring a direct state of relaxation. It is simply a gas which you can breathe in. It has no color, smell, and does not irritate. Nitrous oxide works very fast, it achieves the brain within 30 seconds, and relaxation and pain-killing properties begin after 3 or 4 minutes. Oral sedation techniques have a fixed duration of action (because the effects of pills last for a specific time period); whereas gas can be given for the exact time span it's needed for. It can also be switched off when not needed and then switched on again when needed.

IV Sedation

Intravenous Anesthesia or commonly known as IV Sedation, helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. IV sedation is developed to better enable you to experience your dental procedures while you are very relaxed, it will allow you to permit as well as not remember those procedures that might be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will basically help alleviate the anxiety related to your treatment. You may not generally be snoozing, but rather you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep. Whenever you choose the option of intravenous sedation your IV/anesthesia is administered and monitored by your Dentist.

Regardless which type of sedation you receive, you'll also normally need a local anesthetic. Our Dentist will discuss your specific dental needs and decide which option is best for you.