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Sedation Dentistry in Spring, TX

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What do you think of when you hear the words “dental procedure”? Do you get nervous?

If so, it may be time to consider sedation dentistry.

At Oak Hills Dentistry, we understand that going to the dentist is not on anyone’s list of favorite things. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry—a dental treatment that enables you to get your dental care without feeling pain or discomfort.

We have a team of dental professionals dedicated to making your sedation dentistry experience pleasant. We’ll ensure the ultimate comfort during your dental treatment.

Contact Oak Hills Dentistry in Spring, TX, to get a more accurate diagnosis, possible options to solve your specific problem, and cost estimates for sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a term that describes the use of anesthetic and other medication to calm patients before a dental procedure. It helps reduce any panic, fear, or anxious patients.

Medication for sedation dentistry varies on a case-by-case basis and can range from mild sedation to strong sedation.

There are different forms of sedation. Some patients may require only a local anesthetic, while others may need additional sedation methods, such as:

  • Laughing Gas Sedation

Laughing gas is a colorless, sweet-smelling gas that is commonly used as an inhaled anesthetic in medical and dental procedures. It has a variety of other uses, including its use as a recreational drug. Laughing gas is sometimes referred to as “happy gas” because of the euphoric and relaxed feeling it gives people who inhale it.

When inhaled, laughing gas decreases oxygen intake and stimulates the release of endorphins, which are naturally occurring hormones that produce a feeling of euphoria. It also causes a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate, as well as a decrease in pain perception. In some cases, it can cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Laughing gas may not be right for everyone and the dentist can evaluate to determine the needs of the patient. 

  • Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety and help make a dental visit more comfortable. It is important to follow instructions given by your dentist regarding the taking of the medication in order to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the sedation. If you have any questions or concerns about oral sedation, it is important to discuss them with your dentist prior to receiving the sedation so that you can make an informed decision. Oral sedation is a great option for those who are anxious about their dental visits, and it can help make for a much more pleasant experience.

At Oak Hills Dentistry, Dr. Smith works with our patients to determine the best course of treatment for each patient case. He wants you to feel comfortable during your visit with or without sedation dentistry and looks forward to helping you get a more accurate diagnosis, possible options to solve your specific problem, and cost estimates!

Child with mask on for dental sedation during routine procedure

What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry aims to make dental procedures as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Smith will consider the patient’s age, health, and medical history when determining which types of sedation to use. Sedation dentistry is beneficial for patients who:

  • Are nervous about going to the dentist–with sedation, your experience will be as calm and comfortable as possible
  • Have high anxiety or panic attacks while at the dentist
  • Want to save time (sedation dentistry makes Dr. Smith’s work easier, allowing him to do more in one visit)
  • Hate unpleasant sights, smells, and sounds
  • Have overactive gag reflexes

Contact Us to Learn More About Sedation Dentistry in Spring, TX

Do you have dental anxiety? According to the American Dental Association, 50% of people fear going to the dentist, and it’s hard to blame them. But, if you’re one of those people who just can’t get over your fear, we want to help ensure excellent oral health and maintain your beautiful smiles with sedation dentistry.

At Oak Hills Dentistry, we allow you to relax in our dental office and let the dentist do what he does best while you sit back and enjoy a movie or music. We’ll give you a local anesthetic, gas medication, or oral medication, depending on your tolerance, so that you’re comfortable and able to stay calm.

We’re here for all your dental needs—routine cleanings or emergency dental care—and we’re ready when you are! Just call us today at 281-350-8852 to book an appointment for sedation dentistry.

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