Many people have an inherent fear of visiting a dentist and sitting in the dentist's chair for treatments. Besides, some people also have a sensitive gag reflex. For them, dental visits, getting their teeth evaluated, cleaned, or treated may seem more alarming than enduring oral health issues.
If it's been ages since you have visited your dentist because of your dental fear, we offer convenient sedation dentistry services for even the most anxious patients to feel relaxed during their dental visit.
Whether you are coming in for a simple, non-invasive procedure like a dental cleaning or an invasive, complex oral surgery, the sedation dentistry at About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can take away all the fears and allow you to get the best oral health care.
Sedation dentistry involves using medications to provide relaxed, anxiety-free dental treatments to patients with dental fear and anxiety. At About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer minimal, moderate, and deep sedation depending on the patient's type of treatment.
Sedation can benefit patients with the following conditions:
- Severe dental anxiety or phobia
- Patients undergoing complex or lengthy dental procedures or painful dental treatments
- Bad gag reflex
- Sensitive teeth
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Sedation helps patients have relief from stress and anxiety associated with dental visits.
- Sedation helps people with bad gag reflexes have a relaxed state of mind during complex oral procedures.
- Sedatives are administered only by experts and are regulated by FDA, making them safe for dental use.
- With sedation dentistry, patients can avoid the discomfort or pain caused by dental treatments.
- Sedating the patient and keeping them relaxed allows us to work faster with more efficiency.
Types of Sedation Available
With the advancements in dentistry, sedatives can be administered by various means - by oral means, injection (intravenous sedation), or inhaling (laughing gas or nitrous oxide).
At About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer the following types of sedation:
With minimal sedation, the patient remains awake but at ease and in a calm state.
With moderate sedation, the patient remains conscious but in a deeper state of sedation. Patients administered with moderate sedation won't remember much of the procedure.
In this case, the patient is on the edge of unconsciousness but is able to respond to instructions.
Here, the patient is completely unconscious and unaware of the surroundings.
For more details or to schedule a consultation at About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, call Dentist in Austin TX or Dentist in Round Rock TX at 512-444-5577