Dental care is vital to ongoing health, comfort, and confidence. You may know this, and yet find yourself putting off visits to the dentist. At Hebron Smiles, we understand that many people feel anxious or downright fearful of receiving dental care. Our dentists and staff go the extra mile to ease the stress of dental problems and procedures. In addition to conducting a thorough consultation and learning your needs, we are happy to discuss your options for sedation to help you feel the peace of mind you deserve.
Nitrous oxide, or inhalation sedation, is one of the first sedatives to be discovered. The fact that nitrous oxide and oxygen are inhaled should not give you the impression that this method is any less efficient than oral conscious sedation. In fact, there are benefits to nitrous oxide that cannot be achieved with other methods.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescription sedative about thirty minutes before a dental procedure. We dose oral sedatives carefully in order to reach an optimal level of relaxation for each patient.
IV sedation is a fast-acting method that delivers sedative medication directly to the blood. The deeper level of relaxation achieved with this method makes most patients unaware of their surroundings, easing fears for those affected by the sights and sounds of the dental office. IV sedation is administered by a trained, licensed physician. Patients are monitored during treatment as well as after, and released to an escort after the effects of sedation have diminished.
Call Hebron Smiles in Carrollton for information about sedation dentistry.