It is understandable to be nervous about getting dental care, but you shouldn’t let your anxiety stop you from picking up a phone and scheduling your next appointment at Dulce Dental. If you think you need a little extra help to stay calm during your next appointment, please ask about our sedation options. We can keep you in a comfortable and stress-free state throughout the entire appointment. And with a variety of sedation methods, even the most severely anxious patients will be able to get through their appointments without fear. Give us a call today to learn more about sedation dentistry in Dallas, TX.
The idea of just taking a pill to get rid of your dental anxieties might seem absurd, but that’s exactly how oral conscious sedation works. The medication puts you in a dream-like state where you don’t care about what’s going on around you and may not even remember the procedure itself afterwards. You’ll take the medication at home so that it takes effect by the time you’re sitting in the dental chair. Since the effects will kick in before you arrive at our dental office and will linger after the appointments, you’ll need someone else to drive you.
Nitrous oxide is suitable for those who just need a little help relaxing during their visit, especially when it comes to routine dental care. You’ll breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small nasal mask, and within minutes you’ll be filled with a euphoric feeling that helps you forget your anxieties. After the procedure is complete and the mask is removed, the effects will wear off very quickly, letting you go straight back to work or drive yourself home.