Relaxation Through Dental Sedation
One of the things that sets us apart is our gentle approach to patient care, and for many patients, sedation is an important part of their comfort. Millions of Americans suffer from various forms of dental fear and anxiety, which can prevent them from seeking and receiving necessary treatment. Fortunately, our doctors and staff are fully licensed to administer dental sedation to help you relax, remain calm, and enjoy a more comfortable experience while in the dentist’s chair.
Dental Sedation Methods
Nitrous oxide (NO2), or laughing gas, is our mildest form of dental sedation. The gas is inhaled through a mask worn over the nose, then exhaled immediately through your mouth, and its effects dissipate as soon as the mask is removed. NO2 is most often recommended for patients with slight anxiety or nervousness, and for children who may have trouble remaining still long enough to receive treatment.
Oral conscious sedation
Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill or liquid, and produces stronger sedative effects than nitrous oxide. The medicine is taken shortly before your procedure begins, and produces a euphoric feeling that eliminates anxiety, but allows you to remain conscious, aware, and responsive throughout your treatment.
IV (intravenous) sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream, and is the most potent form of dental sedation. IV sedation still allows you to remain aware, but in a deep level of relaxation, and the memory of your procedure may be unclear. Because of its strength, IV sedation is typically only reserved for patients with severe dental anxiety, or for complex procedures, such as oral surgery. An anesthesiologist will monitor your sedation levels, responsiveness, and vital signs throughout the entire procedure.
Call Active Dental Today!
Dr. Kalpesh Patel and the talented staff at Active Dental believe when you live healthy, you smile healthy, and we make every patient feel as though they are family. We want you to look forward to visiting our office. In addition to the highly-personalized treatment we provide, our office is also packed with amenities (like Netflix during your treatment!) and is designed with a strong focus on patient comfort.To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel, call Active Dental at 972-556-0600. We also proudly welcome patients who come from Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas, Irving, and all surrounding communities.12:37 pm