Sedation Dentistry – Katy, TX
No Need to Fear Dental
Treatments Any Longer!
Dental anxiety and phobia affects millions of Americans every year. One of the most common reasons people avoid seeing the dentist is due to fear, which means millions are not getting the care they need to maintain optimal oral health! The good news is our dentists are trained to administer not one, but three different strengths of sedation dentistry. If you or one of your youngest family members struggles to get the care they need, The Dental People can ensure they feel comfortable every step of the way.
Why Choose The Dental People for Sedation Dentistry?
- Nitrous Oxide, Oral Conscious, and Intravenous Sedation Available
- Medical Anesthesiologist Onsite
- Caters to Children with Special Needs
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
The most mild form of sedation available, nitrous oxide is designed to put patients into a deep state of relaxation. The sedative is administered through a nasal mask that is worn throughout treatment. During your appointment, you’ll be able to tell us if you’re feeling comfortable and whether or not you need more sedative provided at any time. Once treatment is complete, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities as the effects of sedation fade away as soon as they appeared.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Unlike nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form several hours before your appointment begins. Once it’s time for your treatment, you should feel incredibly relaxed. Keep in mind that no form of sedation dentistry is meant to put patients completely to sleep. However, oral conscious sedation is stronger than nitrous oxide and ideal for those with moderate levels of anxiety or fear. Because of the higher strength, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment.
IV Dental Sedation
The strongest form of sedation dentistry available, IV sedation is intended for patients with severe levels of anxiety or fear. As implied in the name, this sedative is administered directly into the bloodstream and allows for on-the-fly adjustments based on your comfort. While offering the deepest relaxation effects, it still keeps people conscious so that adjustments can be made to your comfort as needed. Just like oral conscious sedation, you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to your appointment as well as pick you up. Make sure to set aside at least 12 hours to recover before returning to normal activities.