Sedation Dentistry in Houston, TX
Feeling Nervous About an Upcoming Dental Appointment? We Can Help.
Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Are you nervous about a complex dental procedure? You’re not alone. Nearly 75% of adults experience some level of fear about visiting the dentist.
The problem is when you allow this fear to keep you from getting the regular preventive dental care and attention your mouth needs. Putting off your twice-a-year checkups and other recommended treatments often escalate into more serious (and uncomfortable) conditions.
Fortunately, there is a way to break this vicious cycle: sedation dentistry.
At The Houston Dentists, we take steps to ensure your comfort during your visit with us, including the most advanced sedation options. No matter when you last visited the dentist or how severe your dental phobia, we’re here to make your visit positive, relaxing, and comfortable.
Dental Sedation Is Great for Those With…
Anxiety about going to the dentist
Low tolerance for discomfort
Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time
A strong gag reflex
Sedation Options at The Houston Dentists
Oral sedation is a pill-based sedative that reduces your level of consciousness to a dream-like state. Some people even fall completely asleep!
This is a simple, yet highly effective way to help you feel completely relaxed during your treatment. You probably won’t even remember the procedure.
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas, thanks to its tendency to make people feel carefree and giddy.
This sedation option involves wearing a small, comfortable mask over your nose throughout the entire procedure, breathing in the nitrous oxide.
As soon as the treatment is over and the mask is removed, you’ll be back to normal and may even be able to drive yourself home.
IV sedation offers the deepest form of sedation and is often recommended for those going through larger treatments or who suffer from severe anxiety.
Although heavy sedation is possible, you can customize this type of sedation to match your needs.
For example, you may want to start your procedure in a conscious but relaxed state. If you then begin to feel anxious, we can adjust your IV to help you fall into deeper sedation.
Dr. Frazar is Houston’s Safe Sedation Dentist
Your safety is our number one concern. When administering sedation options, we take the following precautions:
- We typically ask you not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours before your procedure, except prescription medications.
- We complete a pre-sedation checklist, to ensure you fit the recommended parameters to be sedated.
- We monitor your blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate the entire time you’re sedated.
- We ask you to rest in our office for 15-20 minutes after your procedure.
- We require that you have a responsible adult drive you to and from your appointment.
When you’re under our care, you can trust that you’ll be treated with the utmost safety and special attention.
“I have had horrible experiences with dentists in the past. Dr. Frazar and her awesome staff have totally changed my attitude about going to the dentist.”
— Lori M.
Get the Dental Treatments You Need Comfortably and Without Worry.
We’ll help you feel calm and relaxed during every appointment.
Contact us at (713) 668-7137 to get started.
The Houston Dentists
Phone: (713) 668-7137
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8am–5pm, Friday, 8am-4pm
Address: 4914 Bissonnet Street, Ste 200, Bellaire, TX 77401
We are conveniently located near Episcopal High School, the Galleria, and 610 Loop.