Houston Sedation Dentistry
Does the memory of a painful dental experience prevent you from maintaining
your dental health? Does your anxiety level escalate at just the thought
of picking up the phone and scheduling a dental appointment? Patients
who suffer from this level of
anxiety can benefit from treatment at
The Comprehensive Dental Group of Houston, your local
Houston sedation dentist.
sedation dentistry from our committed team, we can often complete complex dental procedures
in just a single visit. Patients who fear appointments, need advanced
reconstruction, or would just like a more relaxed visit can all benefit from
sedation dentistry. At
The Comprehensive Dental Group of Houston we offer two great options for patients to choose from.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is one of the most popular and effective
sedation dentistry options available for patients to choose from. If you choose this great
method, you’ll need to arrive one hour prior to your dental appointment
and take a small sedative pill. While you wait for this small pill to
take effect, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable and place
you on a monitor to watch your vital signs. Once your sedative has helped
you reach the proper level of relaxation, your doctor can begin your treatment.
Because the goal of
oral conscious sedation is to leave you awake enough to answer questions, you’ll still be
able to respond throughout your appointment, though it’s not uncommon
for patients to feel so relaxed that they eventually fall asleep. After
we’ve completely finished treating your smile, a friend or family
member will be needed to drive you home. The effects of
oral conscious sedation typically subside by the following day, and in most cases, you will remember
little to nothing at all about your dental visit.
IV sedation is the second popular and effective
sedation dentistry option available for our
Houston-areapatients to choose from. What sets
IV sedation apart from oral conscious sedation, though, aside from the way it’s
administered, is that
IV sedation can be more precisely controlled, allowing for more personalized care.
IV sedation works. Working in combination with a board-certified anesthesiologist,
your appointment will begin with your doctor identifying exactly the level
of sedation you need. Typically, we’ll provide just enough
sedation for the patient to remain conscious and able to respond to questions without
feeling nervous or uncomfortable. But for patients with severe dental
anxiety, an even greater sense of calm may be needed. Working with our
anesthesiologist, we can safely and comfortably provide you with what
you need so that even the most apprehensive patient can complete their
oral conscious sedation, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home and stay
with you until the effects of
IV sedation have completely worn off. But when it has, you can feel confident that
you’ll have received life-changing care. That’s the benefit that
sedation dentistry can bring to your life. It has been used safely for many years, during
millions of dental procedures and with great success.