Mansfield Sedation Dentistry
Dental Care Without Fear or Anxiety
Fear and dental anxiety prevent many patients from getting the dental treatments they need. This can negatively affect oral health. Fortunately, there are options that enable fearful patients to relax and get the treatments they need for better dental health. At Orchard Family Dental, we offer sedation dentistry for our patients in the Mansfield, TX area.
Advantages of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry allows patients to relax, enjoy a pain-free experience, and get more accomplished in a dental visit. Orchard Family Dental offers three options for sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. Your Mansfield dentist will discuss your options and help you make the best choice for your individual needs.
Patients may benefit from sedation dentistry if they have:
- Anxiety or fear of dental procedures
- A low tolerance for pain
- Sensitive teeth
- Prior dental trauma
- A sensitive gag reflex
Nitrous Oxide is a mild sedative that is also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is administered through the nose during procedures. This method of sedation helps to induce a sense of well-being, reduces anxiety, and alleviates pain during dental treatments. You may feel some tingling and numbness, but this wears off quickly. This method has been used successfully for many years.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Conscious Sedation involves having the dentist prescribe a pill for sedation prior to your visit. You take the medication before the procedure. This medication works by dulling the senses and allowing patients to have dental work done without fear or pain. In most cases, the individual does not remember the pains, noises, or smells associated with treatment. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure with this method of sedation dentistry.
For those individuals who are particularly anxious about visiting the dentist, we offer IV sedation. IV sedation is a more moderate form of sedation administered via injection. The effects can be felt almost instantaneously. IV sedation is typically used in shorter procedures and many patients report feeling as though the entire procedure lasted only a few minutes. If you opt for IV sedation for you dental procedure, it’s important that you bring along a designated driver to your visit, as side effects may include drowsiness.
Stop avoiding dental treatments. Call (817) 631-2444 for Mansfield sedation dentistry in Texas.