By Conroe Family Dentistry
August 08, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sedation dentistry  

Dental AnxietyDon’t let severe anxiety stop you from visiting the dentist. Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral health and identifying potential concerns before they progress and become worse. Additionally, undergoing specific dental procedures when needed, such as filling cavities, is also important. Anxiety can stop you from receiving much needed dental care, but sedation dentistry can help. At Conroe Family Dentistry, Dr. Logan Wood and Dr. Radley Robins are your dentists for sedation dentistry in Conroe, TX.

Sedation Dentistry in Conroe

Sedation dentistry is a type of dentistry that uses mild sedatives to ease anxiety in patients who are extremely nervous about undergoing dental exams or procedures. In Conroe, sedation dentistry is offered at Conroe Family Dentistry. There are several sedation methods for helping patients relax and experience less anxiety during their dental visit. The following sedation methods involve conscious sedation so patients remain awake, but relaxed, during their dental visit. Sedation methods include:

  • Oral Sedatives — Pills that are either swallowed or placed under the tongue where they dissolve. Examples include Versed, Valium, Vistaril, Sonata, and Ativan.
  • Nitrous Oxide — An inhaled sedative that alleviates anxiety. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask that fits over the nose.
  • Intravenous Sedation — Sedatives administered directly into the bloodstream through an IV.

Sedation dentistry offers several benefits, including:

  • Patients remain awake and alert
  • Helps patients relax and eases anxiety
  • Patients with dental phobia can still receive regular dental care to maintain better oral health
  • Allows patients to tolerate longer dental procedures so dental work can be completed in a single appointment

Anxiety does not have to stop you from visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry is an option for helping you relax during dental appointments and experience less anxiety. Even if you have a strong fear of dental visits, sedation dentistry can help. For sedation dentistry in Conroe, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wood or Dr. Robins by calling Conroe Family Dentistry at (936) 539-2211.