Does the thought of receiving dental care give you anxiety? You are not alone. Many people suffer from dental anxiety, making it stressful to get the dental care they need for optimal health and a beautiful smile. While we do everything in our power to make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed while at our office, sometimes our patients need a little extra help. We offer sedation dentistry options at Dentistry of Kingwood to ensure that all our patients have an excellent experience when they come to us for their dental needs.
Oral Conscious Sedation
One option we have available for sedation is oral conscious sedation. If you elect to use this sedation method, Dr. Ghattas will prescribe an oral medication that you will take before you come in for your procedure. This medication will help you relax and be calm during your appointment. You will be awake during the procedure, but feel calm and at ease while we perform your dental treatment. It may be necessary to have someone who can drive you to and from your appointment.
One of the most popular options for sedation during dental care is nitrous oxide, also referred to as laughing gas. This is a safe and effective relaxation method that has been used for many decades, even with children. The effects are almost immediate when you begin breathing in the gas through a mask. You will feel relaxed and a sense of euphoria, while still awake and aware during the dental procedure. The benefit of using nitrous oxide over other sedation methods is that the effects dissipate as soon as you stop breathing in the gas. A few breaths of fresh air and you will be clear-headed and able to drive yourself home.
At Dentistry of Kingwood, we want every one of our patients to feel at ease when they come to us for dental care. If you have dental anxiety, we can help you feel relaxed while you get excellent dental care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.