Oral Sedation Dentistry in Houston, TX
Have you been putting off a visit to the dentist due to a dental phobia or general anxiety? Have past dental experiences created crippling dental anxiety that has you enduring the pain of a toothache rather than scheduling an appointment? If so, you’ll find a new and improved experience at Lovett Dental. At all of our offices, we’re here to set you at ease and help you relax.
Don’t let anxiety stand in the way of your oral health any longer. Sedation dentistry is a great option for those suffering from dental anxiety as well as other concerns:
- Sensitive teeth
- Low pain threshold
- General anxiety about undergoing dental procedures
- Bad gag reflex
Lovett Dental has dentist locations across Texas including Houston, Katy, Beaumont, and more. Each location has experienced dentists to help each of our patients have the best possible experience. Sedation dentistry (or sleep dentistry) can turn your visit to the dentist into a relaxing experience. Sedation dentistry covers a range of different methods designed to create a tranquil state for patients before dental procedures to keep you relaxed throughout your appointment.
Sedation Dentistry Options
- Nitrous Oxide – Often referred to as “laughing gas,” this sedative is administered via inhalation. Nitrous oxide doesn’t relieve pain, but is used to relieve your discomfort.
- Oral Sedation – Oral sedation is administered in pill form up to an hour before your appointment. Drugs that can be used for oral sedation include diazepam, lorazepam, and hydroxyzine. Be sure to inform your dentist of all medication you’re currently taking before your appointment.
- IV Sedation – IV sedation allows your dentist to easily adjust the level of the sedative during your procedure, which makes it ideal for complex or long procedures.
The purpose of these oral sedation methods is to make you as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Relaxing your mind and your body, sedation dentistry can melt away your anxiety and hypersensitivity to pain. Whether you’re coming in for a root canal, wisdom teeth removal, or just a checkup, Lovett Dental offices in the Greater Houston Area, Conroe, and Corpus Christi can help you get past your fear of the dentist.
As with all forms of anesthesia, there is some risk associated with sedation dentistry procedures, but if performed by an experienced dentist, it is usually safe. Before undergoing sedation, please provide your dentist with your complete health history including: prescribed and over-the-counter medication you are currently taking, medical conditions, smoking and alcohol consumption, and any additional information requested by your dentist. With full information, you and your dentist can find the best way to combat dental anxiety.