SEDATION DENTISTRY IN GRAPEVINE TEXAS
Sometimes we have reservations about going to the dentist. It is not uncommon for some of us to refuse treatment and continue to endure the pain rather than sitting in the dentist’s chair. If this sounds like you or someone you know, no worries. Our office can accommodate these sorts of issues by offering sedation.
Types of Sedation We Offer:
Nitrous Oxide sedation is commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” This type of sedation is a mixture of gas and oxygen calmly inhaled through a mask placed over your nose. The effects are relaxing. Your doctor will determine the amount of nitrous oxide necessary, as some of us may require less or more than others. Rest assured, you will have an adequate supply. This is the only form of sedation that allows you to operate a motor vehicle after your procedure as nitrous oxide wears off rather quickly.
Oral Sedation is received by way of a pill, known as Halcion. This pill is taken one hour prior to your procedure and contains a dosage determined by your doctor. The effects are drowsiness, however, you will still be awake. It’s not uncommon to have some patients fall completely asleep from being groggy. Oral sedation yields two main benefits of having little to NO recollection of your procedure and NO needles!
IV and Oral Sedation share similarities in that they are considered a moderate level of sedation. Pain and anxiety are essentially eliminated putting you in a state of unawareness. Your level of sedation will of course be closely monitored by your doctor to sustain comfort while you sleep. You will feel the impact of IV Sedation immediately and have no memory of your procedure.