Sedation Dentistry – Frisco, TX
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Millions of Americans avoid going to the dentist every year because of dental phobia, or a fear of the dentist. In the end, it’s their smile that truly suffers, and a small dental problem that could have been easily treated becomes something much more serious. At Stonebriar Smile Design, we understand how debilitating these feelings can be, which is why we’re happy to offer two methods to help our most nervous patients relax and feel safe in the treatment chair. Keep reading below to learn more about sedation dentistry in Frisco, TX and how it can benefit you.
Why Choose Stonebriar Smile Design for Sedation Dentistry?
Fast-Acting Nitrous Oxide
Oral Conscious and IV Sedation
Oral Conscious Dental Sedation
If you suffer from mild to moderate dental phobia, you might be a candidate for oral conscious sedation. One of our dentists will prescribe an extremely potent anti-anxiety pill for you to take about an hour before your appointment is set to begin. Its relaxing effects will wash over you quickly, so you’ll need someone to drive you to and from our dental office. You won’t exactly be “put to sleep” with oral conscious sedation. You’ll be awake enough to respond to our requests, but chances are you won’t remember much of your procedure.
IV Dental Sedation
For our patients with more severe anxiety around the idea of getting dental work done, we also offer IV sedation. Once you arrive at our dental office, a powerful sedative will be administered through a small, painless injection in the arm. You’ll become deeply relaxed almost instantly. We are even able to adjust the amount of sedative you’re receiving in real time to maximize your comfort throughout your procedure. As with oral conscious sedation, the effects may last for hours, so you’ll need a ride to and from your appointment.
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Those who suffer from mild anxiety will find nitrous oxide to be a beneficial supplement to their routine dental appointments. Whether you need to complete a routine exam and cleaning, restorative treatment, or cosmetic enhancement, nitrous oxide works to keep you calm and relaxed during your visit. To receive the sedative, we ask you to wear a small nasal mask, then ask you to gently breath normally. As you inhale the sedative, you’ll feel a warm sensation throughout your body. Once the mask comes off, you should be able to resume your regular activities.
After you’ve received local anesthetic, you were probably told that you should not eat or drink following your treatment until the numbing agent has had a chance to wear off. For most, this is largely inconvenient, especially if they are receiving dental care in the middle of the day. By using OraVerse®, we can cut down the lasting effects of local anesthetic considerably, allowing you to continue the rest of your day without interruption.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Here are a few of the numerous advantages of undergoing sedation dentistry:
- You’ll be relieved from paralyzing dental anxiety
- The dentist can perform extensive treatment in one sitting
- You’ll have little to no memory of the procedure
- Your gag reflex is suppressed
- You shouldn’t feel any pain during your treatment
- The dentist can work more quickly without having to worry about your reaction to the procedure
- It can alleviate the discomfort of holding your mouth open for extended periods of time
- It makes it easier to sit still for longer if you have difficulty doing that
Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience anymore. With sedation dentistry, we can calm your nervous mind and protect you from discomfort at the same time. To learn how we can use it at your next dental appointment, please contact us today. We can help you say goodbye to dental anxiety in Frisco!