Most of us experience a certain amount of stress when visiting the doctor or dentist. But for some people, the anxiety is so great that they actually postpone their visits or cancel their appointments altogether. Not going to the dentist is never a good idea, since any issues that do exist will only get worse if left untreated. Fortunately, modern dental technology provides a variety of sedation dentistry techniques specifically designed to alleviate anxiety and help people feel more comfortable in the dentist chair. We are pleased to offer some of these sedation dentistry methods to our patients throughout the Taylor, TX, area.
How Sedation Dentistry Helps Patients
It’s important to visit the dentist regularly to ensure good oral health, and sedation techniques help people feel more at ease, meaning that they’re more likely to keep their dental appointments. It’s also extremely important to help kids feel comfortable going to the dentist. If they do, they’ll be more likely to continue with regular dental visits throughout the course of their lifetimes. We have several sedation dentistry methods available for patients of all ages.
What You Should Know about Sedation Dentistry
Generally speaking, we offer two categories of sedation for our patients in the Tayor, TX, area:
- Oral Conscious Sedation – This method allows patients to remain awake throughout the entire visit, but makes them feel much more relaxed and calm. Patients may not have vivid memories of the entire procedure, and they’ll need to have a ride home afterward.
- Nitrous Oxide – This method is also called “laughing gas” for a good reason; not only does it relax the patient, but it also makes people feel slightly giddy. Laughing gas wears off quickly, so patients are able to drive home afterward.
Call Our Office Today
To find out more about our sedation dentistry methods, or to schedule an appointment with our friendly doctors, call our Taylor, TX, office today.