Sedation and comfort dentistry in Georgetown, TX
If you have an extreme fear of the dentist, you are not alone. Dental phobia is a prevalent problem, keeping countless people from seeking oral health care that they desperately need. That is why Dr. Edmonds of 4405 Dental Studio in Georgetown, TX uses the gentlest possible methods and offers several levels of sedation to ensure patient comfort during treatment.
Nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, is the mildest and most common type of dental sedation. It helps the body and mind relax a bit, and many people will experience a sense of mild euphoria. This inhaled sedative is safe for most patients, including children. It is neutralized after treatment completes, leaving most people with no aftereffects This is the only form of dental sedation that allows patients to drive themselves home after their appointments.
This is a stronger level of sedation for people who need a little more help with relaxed dental care. We will prescribe an oral medication, which is taken in advance of treatment. As the sedative begins to take effect, you will start to feel more relaxed. By the time dental treatment begins, the oral sedative is in full effect, making you feel a bit groggy or sleepy. However, you will remain conscious and able to ask or answer questions.
This is the strongest level of dental sedation, often called sleep dentistry. However, it is milder than general anesthesia. This is a type of conscious sedation dentistry, though you might feel very groggy, you will remain awake. You can request the level of sedation be increased or decreased to reach your ideal level of relaxation.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DENTIST FOR NERVOUS PATIENTS
Whether you are looking for dental implant sedation, or just need help to relax during a routine check-up, Dr. Edmonds understands the challenges of anxiety. He makes every effort to ensure that your entire experience is comfortable and stress-free.
Please understand that sedatives are not pain relievers, so local anesthesia is used to numb the area before treatment. If you have any questions about our services, or if you want to arrange an appointment, just give us a call.