We understand that many people suffer anxiety and discomfort when they think about having dental treatments.
And because we also know how very important your dental care is to your overall health, we want to be certain that when you visit us for your dental care, you will feel safe and comfortable. For this reason we offer the option of sedation dentistry.
Sedation Dentistry – Really?
Yes, here at Fort Worth Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, we are pleased to offer this service to our more nervous patients. Below are answers to the most common questions we have regarding this procedure.
Is there such a thing as pain-free dentistry?
We like to think that we can provide pain-free and stress-free dentistry. Sedation dentistry makes your dental experience more pleasant. We use sedation to help nervous patients to feel safe and comfortable enough to receive the dental treatment they require for optimum oral and dental health.
Sedation is also a great option for patients with a strong gag reflex, who have a lower threshold of pain, or who are undergoing longer treatments such as crowns, extractions or root canals. There are two sedation dentistry options we offer our patients.
What types of options are they?
We can provide you with two stress-free dental options:
1. Laughing Gas: Like the name implies laughing gas, is a stress-free and pain free way to have your dental treatment. We use nitrous oxide gas with oxygen which is inhaled with a mask. You are completely conscious during the sedation and can speak to us while you are having treatment.
Once your treatment is complete we stop the nitrous oxide and provide oxygen which will flush the nitrous oxide out of your system. You will feel fine almost instantly and suffer little to no side effects. A few people may experience constipation and minor nausea.
2. Oral Sedation: With this type of sedation we can provide you with medication to take orally prior to your treatment. The medication, often Halcion, works very quickly to relax you completely. Many medications even have an amnesia-like effect which makes you forget about the treatment altogether.
Can I leave right after my treatment?
You can leave as soon as you feel able, however you will require an escort. With any form of sedation it is necessary just in case you are still feeling wobbly while the medication is still in your system.
Can anyone use these sedation appointments?
We will do an assessment of your overall health as well as any medications you might be using to ensure it is safe for you to undergo treatment using sedation.
If you would like to book an appointment using sedation, please call our friendly team at 817-737-6601 or email us for further information.