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Sedation dentistry can help patients who experience dental anxiety receive the high-quality care they deserve. To learn more about sedation dentistry in Midland & Andrews, call your local Basin Dentistry office today.
One of the biggest reasons people avoid dental procedures is pain. Dental fear is common, but thankfully there are options to help make your dental procedures and treatments stress and pain-free. Sedation dentistry is available as an option for our patients at Basin Dentistry to help aid with the fear of dental procedures. Depending on your needs, we can offer laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
Sedation dentistry uses medications during treatment to help patients relax. Sedation can be added to any dental treatment based on your specific needs and concerns. Whether it is a simple cleaning and routine exam or a more involved treatment such as root canals, sedation can give patients who suffer from dental fear a solution while still maintaining excellent oral health. We want all our patients to have a healthy, beautiful smile, and for many, sedation dentistry helps them achieve this goal.
There are many different levels of sedation available, and your doctor will discuss with you the best option for your treatment. Working with the team at Basin Dentistry can help you decide what type of sedation dentistry will work best for your individual needs.
Laughing gas is a common form of sedation dentistry. We administer the gentle and sweet-smelling gas with a small mask placed over the nose. Laughing gas is often used to calm young patients and patients who experience dental anxiety during treatment. When combined with local anesthesia, laughing gas can put patients in a state of ease and relaxation. Laughing gas wears off quickly and allows the patient to drive home after treatments without lasting side effects.
Oral conscious sedation can make patients feel deeply relaxed and drowsy during their procedure. Patients will find the effects of oral sedation to be mild to moderate, depending on the dosage given. With this method, a prescription is given and must be taken an hour before treatment. A low dosage medication allows the patient to be fully awake, but very relaxed. Patients may experience some grogginess after treatment.
IV sedation is a sedation method we can administer intravenously through a vein. It goes to work quickly and can be easily adjusted throughout your procedure depending on your needs. While IV sedation doesn’t put you to sleep, you will be deeply comfortable and relaxed throughout your procedure. Patients may experience some drowsiness following the procedure.
We do everything we can to make your treatment safe and comfortable. Our professional dental team is trained to safely and effectively administer the sedation options we offer. During your consultation, be sure to discuss your medical history and any allergies to medications or sedation methods you may have. Our team will help you decide if sedation dentistry is right for you.
Do you experience dental anxiety? Sedation dentistry in Midland & Andrews may be the answer you need! Call us at (432) 217-0089 to schedule an appointment with your local Basin Dentistry office. Our practice offers massage chairs, blankets and pillows and spa services to help make your visit as relaxing as possible!