Complete Dental Care

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

We offer multiple types and levels of Sedation Dentistry to keep you comfortable!

Did you know that over half of our population (almost 145 million Americans) avoids dental care out of fear of pain? If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious, sedation dentistry can help you feel comfortable.

The most important person in our office is the patient. We want to ensure you get the dental care you need in the most comfortable environment. We offer sedation dentistry to meet our anxious, fearful, or busy dental patients’ unique needs because your comfort and peace of mind are our first concerns.

Our sedation options will help you deal with the fear and anxiety that sometimes accompany a visit to the dentist. In addition to helping you overcome your fear and anxiety, another advantage of sedation dentistry in Greenville, TX, is that it allows us to perform several treatments in a single visit. In most cases, you’ll remember little if anything about the time spent; it will feel like you were in the office for only a few minutes. Sedation could be an excellent option if you have:

  • Difficulty overcoming anxiety about the dentist
  • A low pain threshold
  • Susceptible teeth
  • A very strong gag reflex
  • A large amount of work that needs to be done in one visit

At Complete Dental Care in Greenville, TX, we use a personalized, custom sedation plan that accounts for each person’s needs and fears.

We use the latest sedation techniques, including nitrous oxide (known as laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. The type of sedation you may want to use depends on several factors, including the type of procedure we are helping you with, your level of discomfort, and your safety.

We have successfully treated thousands of fearful, anxious patients using these safe sedation techniques.

Sedation Dentistry is ideal for people in Greenville, TX who:

  • Have a High Fear of Visiting the Dentist
  • Hate the Noises, Smells, and Tastes Associated with Dental Care
  • Have Had Traumatic Dental Experiences
  • Hate Needles and Shots
  • Have Difficulty Getting Numb
  • Are Afraid or Embarrassed About Their Teeth
  • Have a Bad Gag Reflex
  • Have Very Sensitive Teeth

Our patients who use sedation dentistry are always amazed by how well it works and how time goes by quickly. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home after your appointment, and the rest of the day, you should plan to relax.

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Types of Sedation Dentistry

We use a personalized, custom sedation plan that accounts for each patient’s needs and fears. We have successfully treated many fearful, anxious patients using these safe sedation techniques.

Nitrous Oxide, or Laughing Gas.

This mild form of sedation involves nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask. You will feel very relaxed and have little or no pain at all. Your dentist can adjust the level of nitrous to give you just the right amount to keep you happy while we take care of your smile.

You’ll be able to drive yourself home after your appointment, and the rest of the day, you should plan to relax.

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

This type of sedation is commonly used for anxious or nervous patients about seeing the dentist. The oral conscious sedatives can help make you more comfortable and relaxed.

Our dentist will give you medication to help you relax, and then we will numb the areas that need treatment. Shortly following, we can perform any procedures necessary while you’re sedated. Usually, after about 15 minutes, you’ll feel like yourself again and go home to your family or friends for an easy recovery.

IV Sedation Dentistry

At Complete Dental Care, we use a personalized, custom sedation plan that accounts for each person’s needs and fears. We have successfully treated thousands of fearful, anxious patients using these safe sedation techniques.

IV sedation is ideal for people who need extensive dental treatment, such as those with multiple cavities or extensive gum disease. You will be sedated while your doctor places numbing medication into the area they must work on. A tube is then placed in your arm to deliver medications. Your doctor can give you specific medications to help with any pain, anxiety, and nausea after treatment.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Complete Dental Care offers sedation dentistry in Greenville, TX, to help patients fearful, anxious, or need extensive dental work.

Our experienced staff can customize your specific dental plan based on your needs. We will discuss these benefits with you before beginning any procedures to help you feel confident that we can care for your dental needs.

Sedation Dentistry allows you to get all the dental work you need to be done in one appointment.

You will have a comfortable, relaxed experience during your treatment.

Patients can choose a level of sedation that is right for them so the dentist can perform the necessary procedures safely and with comfort.

Your family and friends can learn how to help you activate your sedation plan, which will allow them to be involved in the process and take care of you.

Is Sedation Dentistry safe for children?

Many parents are concerned about the safety of their child’s sedation plan.

However, Complete Dental Care can customize a plan to make any child comfortable during procedures. Sedation dentistry has been proven safe for children over the years.

We will work with you to ensure that your child feels at ease before, during, and after procedures.

Do you feel pain with Sedation Dentistry?

The medication used with sedation dentistry blocks pain and helps you relax to perform any procedures necessary.

During your procedure, you will not feel any pain, but some soreness is expected the first few days after treatment. Our team will work with you to make sure you are comfortable.

Do I Need Sedation Dentistry?

Our dentist will give you specific information about your needs and create a treatment plan to suit your particular needs. We will help you feel confident that we can take care of you while keeping you relaxed and comfortable during any procedures necessary for your health.

The dentist will discuss your dental needs, treatment options, sedation options and answer any questions you may have. Sedation Dentistry is an excellent option if you’re nervous about visiting the dentist. Our Complete Dental Care staff can help you relax with IV sedation or oral sedatives before, during, and after procedures.

We will also show you how your family can help activate your sedation plan and help take care of you during your recovery. We can provide all the necessary dental work, such as general cleaning and root canal treatments under sedation dentistry to reduce pain and discomfort.

References

Stephanie Wilson (2020, January 24) For people who avoid dentists like the plague, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. WEBMD. https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/sedation-dentistry-can-you-really-relax-in-the-dentists-chair

Arpita Kapur and Vinay Kapur (July 2018) Dental fear and anxiety are common in children and significantly prevalent among adults due to the high intensity of pain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327823/

Mamaled SF. 4th ed. St. Louis (Mo): Mosby; 2003. Sedation: A Guide to Patient Management; pp. 26–54. [Google Scholar]

Anesthesia and sedation (retrieved 2022 January 14) You and your dentist can discuss a number of factors when deciding which drugs to use for your sedation dentistry. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/a/anesthesia-and-sedation

RAYMOND A.DIONNED.D.S., Ph.D. and JOHN A.YAGIELAD.D.S., Ph.D. (2001 June) Comparing efficacy and safety of four intravenous sedation regimens in dental outpatients. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0002817714617396

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