Sedation Methods Available to Make Your Next Visit to the Dentist a Positive Experience
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
Drs. Piyuse Das, An Pham, and Grisel Acevedo Rivera of Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center are committed to helping patients feel comfortable and at ease when they are in the dental chair. Many patients have dental anxieties that can make dental visits a negative experience. This may be due to anticipation of pain and discomfort, or previous bad experiences in the dental chair. Our team is pleased to offer sedation dentistry options for patients to choose to make their appointment less stressful and more relaxing!
What sedation options are available?
Our team is pleased to offer a few different solutions for patients to choose from when it comes to sedation. They include:
- Laughing gas – many patients have heard of laughing gas. Laughing gas is the name given to nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colorless gas that a dental provider can administer through a special mask through the nose. Patients breathe in this gas and almost immediately feel relaxed. Patients can answer questions, follow directions, and remain awake for their dental work. Oxygen is administered when the procedure is complete, allowing patients to drive their car back to work, school, or home.
- Oral sedation – another option for consideration is oral conscious sedation. The dentist will prescribe medication for patients to take prior to leaving the house for their dental appointment. Patients will require transportation as they should not operate a vehicle after taking sedation medications. Patients often do not remember their appointment later in the day after they have rested off the effects of the medication.
- IV sedation – for patients with severe anxieties, we may still recommend IV sedation, which is administered through the veins and provides deep sedation for anxious adults.
Interested in sedation solutions at your next dental visit?
Contact Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center today to discuss the many varieties of sedation available to make you comfortable for your next appointment. The office is located at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard and can be reached at (281) 557-8097. Patients in and around the area of Webster, TX are welcome to request a visit with our staff, including Drs. Piyuse Das, An Pham, and Grisel Acevedo Rivera.