Do you want an amazing smile, but don’t want to experience pain at the dentist office? Are you searching for a dentist who offers sleep dentistry in Houston to help calm your dental fears and anxieties?
Well, you have come to the right place! Our Houston dentists, Dr. Hedge and Dr. Frazar, are experienced and well-trained to deliver sleep dentistry (sedation) methods. Furthermore, our on-staff periodontist, Dr. Hanna, is licensed to safely deliver sedation dentistry methods to calm your anxieties and worries.
Types of sedation dentistry methods we offer
Sometimes patients require an invasive procedure in order to obtain the dream smile that they crave. Other times, patients come to our office for dental cleanings, but still have high anxiety, or they might have a strong gag reflex. In either of these instances, sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry solves these problems.
At our Houston dental office, we offer three types of sedation dentistry, including:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)– This is great for less invasive dental services so you can relax throughout your entire appointment.
- Oral conscious sedation—This is for our patients who exhibit high anxiety, fear, or who have gagging problems. The medication comes in a pill format to make you extremely relaxed.
- IV sedation— This is suitable for patients who require more invasive, in-depth, and longer procedures (i.e. root canal, dental implants, etc).
Who typically gets oral conscious sedation?
If we determine that you are a suitable candidate for this anxiety-free approach to dentistry, we will figure out which method is best for you. Actually, patients who receive oral sedation (oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide) typically:
- Do not experience significant numbing after we use local anesthetics on them, so they require oral sedation method(s)
- Have neck or back problems that makes it difficult for them to sit for long periods of time in the dentist’s chair
- Display strong anxiety and/or dental fears of going to the dentist, which, in turn, sometimes causes them to procrastinate scheduling their dental appointment, thus worsening their dental problem
- Have a sensitive gag reflex that makes it very difficult for us to perform our dental procedures, especially during more invasive procedures
Interested in sleep dentistry?
Having high anxiety or fears about going to the dentist should never be a reason to keep you from having healthy teeth and gums. Keep in mind that a clean bill of health includes your dental health, as well!
If you don’t take care of your oral hygiene problems in a timely manner, you could experience more significant problems down the road. So if you have dental anxiety or dental fears, you can contact us today to schedule your sleep dentistry appointment.