Millions of Americans avoid the dentist because of dental phobias, extreme sensitivity, or previous bad experiences with dentists. Avoiding dentists can lead to dental decay, gum disease, periodontal disease, bacterial infections, and numerous other chronic conditions that may lead to tooth loss, bone loss, gum recession, or overall health concerns. At Energy Dental, we provide cutting-edge sedation dentistry options to alleviate your anxieties and help you seek dental treatments without hesitation.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows you to breeze through your dental treatments without physical or emotional discomfort, which, in turn, improves your overall relationship with dentistry and oral health. After all, oral hygiene doesn’t end with regular brushing and flossing — it also includes regular dental cleanings, checkups, and preventative treatments. We offer numerous conscious sedation options, such as nitrous oxide and oral sedation, to alleviate your fears and anxieties so you don’t have to miss your dental appointments anymore.
Your sedation dentistry options include…
Nitrous oxide is a relaxing gas that works almost immediately and wears off just as quickly. Also known as the laughing gas, inhaling nitrous oxide makes you feel wonderfully weightless and happy. As such, you thoroughly enjoy your dental visit, which improves your overall relationship with dentistry.
Oral sedation involves taking sedative pills an hour before the dental procedure. It helps you feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable during dental treatment. Some patients also say oral sedation makes them feel drowsy or like they’re floating underwater. It takes a little longer for oral sedation to wear off.
Intravenous sedation involves delivering a specific potency of sedatives into your body via an IV drip. Dr. Laya Omranian will select the potency depending on your level of anxiety or the specific procedure. This sedation dentistry is also known as “twilight sleep” because you’re awake but barely aware of your surroundings.
General anesthesia is only meant for complex procedures or extremely anxious patients. You will be completely unconscious under general anesthesia, so you won’t be aware of your surroundings.
The benefits of sedation dentistry:
- No pain or discomfort
- No anxieties
- No gag reflex
- Comfortable experience
- Numerous options available
Suitable candidates for sedation dentistry
You’re a suitable candidate for sedation dentistry if you don’t tolerate pain well, have sensitive teeth, have a gag reflex, or have general anxieties about dental treatments. Dr. Laya Omranian will review your dental history, talk about your concerns and goals, and select the ideal sedation dentistry technique based on your level of anxiety and the dental procedure.
Energy Dental is a state-of-the-art dental clinic where we place the utmost emphasis on ensuring a safe and comfortable experience. We provide cutting-edge sedation dentistry options to alleviate your fears and anxieties, helping you develop a positive relationship with optimal oral hygiene and dentistry, which, in turn, will help you achieve a beautiful smile. Please schedule an appointment to explore your sedation dentistry options in Houston, TX.