Dental anxiety is real, and you’re not alone. Plenty of patients feel nervous about getting the care they need. That’s why we offer a variety of sedation options to keep your experience soothing, painless, and stress-free.
Why should I choose sedation?
No one deserves to struggle with stress or pain during dental treatment. Sedation options are an effective way to receive the dental care you need without the worry and anxiety that may come with visiting the dentist’s office. All it takes to get started is a simple conversation with your dentist to see what option works best for you.
Did you know…
About 40% of Americans are affected by dental anxiety.
Nervous about treatment, but want to avoid being deeply sedated? With nitrous oxide, you’ll experience a floaty, worry-free feeling that won’t leave you with side effects. Right after treatment, you can drive yourself home and get back to your day-to-day routine.
If you’re looking for a sedative that will cause you to forget most of your procedure, we offer oral conscious sedation. This method uses a strong pill or liquid sedative that you’ll take about 30-60 minutes before your procedure for a peaceful, pleasant experience.
We work with a board-certified anesthesiologist for patients undergoing IV sedation. IV sedation is delivered directly into your bloodstream via an IV, causing you to enter into a deeply relaxing state. Many patients fall asleep during their treatment with IV sedation. While you may forget your procedure, you can still be woken up and respond to commands.
For patients undergoing invasive procedures, we proudly offer general anesthesia provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist. After breathing the sedation through a ventilator, you’ll become completely unconscious — you will not feel anything or remember anything about your procedure.
Anxious About Your Upcoming Appointment?
We're happy to offer complimentary, commitment consults for patients interested in finding out if sedation options can help ease their worries about their upcoming procedure. We'll get to know you, so we can provide you with the answers and peace of mind you deserve.
The Benefits of Proper Sedation
Sedation soothes the body and keeps you from wiggling, which allows your dentist to complete the treatment in less time.
Keeps Care Precise
Choking and gagging reflexes are put on pause under sedation, so your dentist can complete a precise procedure without any unexpected movements.
Encourages Positive Dental Memories
Experiencing a comfortable treatment reduces your dental phobia and trains your brain to associate positive memories with dentistry.
The Sedation Treatment Process
Health & Treatment Evaluation
First, your dentist in Plano will review your treatment plan to determine if sedation is a good option for your procedure. Your dentist will then discuss your past health history and any current health problems that may affect your ability to be sedated with your chosen method.
Address Needs & Concerns
Your dentist will ask questions to determine your particular needs and concerns. How deeply do you wish to be sedated? What is making you anxious about your procedure? Do you have a low pain threshold? An honest conversation with your dentist will determine which sedation options will be appropriate for you.
Discuss Recommendations & Options
Next, your dentist will outline your available sedation options and describe all side effects and instructions. With their recommendation and your input, we can help you choose the right option for your procedure.