An ideal candidate for sedation dentistry is someone who has fear of dental appointments because of traumatic experiences. Patients with sensitive teeth or extreme dental problems and having fear of needles are eligible for sedatives. There are many people who feel dreaded on visiting the dentist. They are so terrified that they have avoided cleanings and examination for years. If you also feel that way, Beaumont Dental Office TX is here to put you at ease. When you visit our office, we assure that you will be allowed to relax in the most comfortable environment. Our dentists have special expertise in sedation dentistry to make patient’s appointments as fearless as possible.
How Sedation Dentistry Works?
There are 2 levels of sedation dentistry offered, Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation. Nitrous Oxide which is also known as laughing gas won’t put you to sleep. It’s a mild relaxant. You will breathe the gas in through a mask. It puts you at ease during the treatment. Once the procedure is completed, our dentist will offer you pure oxygen for couple of minutes and the effects will go away. The most important benefit of this type of treatment is that the effects wear off quickly so that you can resume your work immediately.
Some patients require a deeper level of sedation. With oral sedation, you will need a friend or family member to drive you back from appointment. A pill will be given to you before your appointment. Reflexes will be fully functional, however, you will be in a relaxed and sleepy state. Not only the dental experience will be pleasant but also you can get a lot more work done in each appointment.
Oral sedation allows us to use different medications depending on the length of your appointment and needs. Our dentist will sedate you to the level that you are comfortable.
What to Expect at First Sedation Appointment?
If you have dental anxiety visiting a new dentist, we are here to help. Our dentist will make you feel comfortable while visiting the dentist by describing what happens on your visit to our office. Your first appointment will take a bit more time than a typical visit. This way we get to evaluate your oral health. Our dentist get peek inside your mouth for an oral examination. Some patients choose to be sedated for cleanings while others choose to be sedated for dental procedures.
Depending on how you want to achieve your dental treatment, we will make you feel comfortable. Our practitioners will greet you and take care of all your paperwork. One of our hygienists will review your health history. If you are comfortable with cleaning done without sedation, our hygienist will perform an evaluation. One of our dentists will then check your dental health and answer any questions you may have.
Prior to the treatment, our dentist will assess if you are eligible for sedation. When it comes to regaining control over your overall health, we will be with you at every step of the journey.
Book your appointment with us today to enjoy the benefits of oral health care.