Sedation Dentistry And Oral Health
- Posted on: Aug 9 2016
Welcome back to another August edition of the Clear Lake Dental Care blog!
We are here to be your partner in oral health, but we can’t do you much good if you never come around.
If you don’t visit the dentist every three to six months, you will be missing out on the professional cleanings that can help keep disease and decay at bay.
Additionally, we have to be in-tune with the situation in your mouth to be able to detect any emerging issues. Our checkups will save you a lot of pain and expense down the road. Preventive care is always more pleasant than looking for restorative solutions.
If you have stayed away because of bad experiences in the past, or due to a general sense of dental anxiety, you can relax. There won’t be any condescending lectures from our team.
On the contrary, we make it our mission to create pleasant dental memories for you moving forward. Depending on the severity of your dental anxiety, we can set you up with sedation in one of three forms:
If you are ill at ease when you get here, we can help you quickly relax with an inhalation sedation technique involving laughing gas. For this method, we will administer nitrous oxide to you via a small mask that rests over your nose.
Rest assured you will be in good hands. You will breathe normally throughout your procedure, and our team of oral health professionals can regulate the amount of sedation you receive.
Nitrous oxide is just enough for some patients, but if you suffer from mid-range dental anxiety, you are at a much greater risk of having problems and may need to kick up the sedation dentistry levels to get through your visit.
Since you probably won’t go to the dentist unless something is causing you so much pain that there just is no other option left, we want to make sure that you are able to go through with the treatment you deserve.
There’s no need to be hesitant, we can help you relax sufficiently by supplying you with oral sedation.
The oral sedation method involves a prescription sedative that our team will arrange for you to ingest, usually about an hour before your actual appointment is scheduled to take place.
Keep in mind: oral sedation is far more intense than nitrous oxide, and will put you at ease for the duration of your visit. So, you will certainly need to line up transportation for that day.
This is a very direct and powerful method of sedation used in conjunction with complicated procedures, multiple treatment plans, and intense cases of dental anxiety.
The best part is that it is safe and the effects will be felt almost immediately.
With this method, a sedative is delivered directly into your bloodstream by way of an intravenous injection.
Make Oral Health A Priority!
Ready to get going? Great! Contact us today to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment in Webster, TX! We will help you get your oral health back on track.
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