Sedation dentistry uses medication to relax and keep you comfortable while the dentist performs the necessary treatment. It’s often recommended for patients with anxiety or who typically avoid dental services because of their fear or anxiety. At Tier One Dental, our dentists have extensive training in sedation dentistry and use the correct dosage to ensure your comfort. Many patients fall asleep during treatment and forget when the procedure is over. Our dentist will also carefully monitor you while under sedation to ensure you’re safe and comfortable.
Types of Sedation Dentistry We Offer
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas used for decades as an effective method for treating patients and helping them relax during dental procedures. It’s also considered one of the safest forms of sedation available. Administered through a mask placed over the nose of the patient, nitrous oxide is quickly absorbed into the system and causes feelings of mild euphoria and relaxation for the patient. While the patient is still awake, they will feel a sense of calm and often describe their experience as being pleasant and not remembering much about what happened during their procedure.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is administered orally through pills or liquid medication. The patient will ingest the medication before the start of their procedure and take more as needed throughout to ensure they feel comfortable and at ease.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Patients who suffer from dental anxiety often avoid the dentist because of the fear of discomfort and pain. Patients relaxed under sedation do not feel pain or discomfort during their procedure. This can benefit patients sensitive to procedures such as tooth extractions or periodontal therapy.
Comfortable Dental Treatments
With sedation, you won’t feel pain or irritation from injections or other procedures. You won’t even remember the process once it’s over!
Eliminates Gag Reflexes
This often makes patients feel more comfortable at the dentist's. Not only can the gagging reflex be distressing for patients, it also disrupts the procedures that our dentist needs to perform. Sedation eliminates these issues and helps patients get the dental care they need.
For more information about the benefits of sedation dentistry and how it can benefit you, contact Tier One Dental at 279 TX-46, Seguin, TX 78155, or call (830) 372-2852 to schedule an appointment.