Do you get a bit anxious when you know that your next dental appointment is coming up? You’re not alone as millions of Americans experience dental anxiety or fear of going to see the dentist. This prevents patients from feeling comfortable of going to the dentist to receive the dental care they need. If dental anxiety or fear is keeping you from seeing the dentist,Sloan Creek Dental near Allen, TX offers sedation dentistry to help make you feel more comfortable during your dental treatment.
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Opting for sedation services provides you with the opportunity to ease dental anxiety and avoid delaying your dental care that you need. Some of the situations we recommend opting for sedation include:
– Past negative experiences
– Mild to severe dental phobia
– Complex treatment needs
– Difficulty sitting still
– Multiple procedures in one visit
– Severe gag reflex
At Sloan Creek Dental, we’ve centered our care around providing a positive experience at the dentist where you may safely get the care you need. Our Fairview dental office conveniently offer 3 methods of sedation depending on your level of apprehension including nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. In addition to sedation options, Dr. Feng’s gentle approach and advanced treatments ensure you can receive comforatble care no matter the treatment you’re receiving. We want you to feel confident, comfortable, and stress free while you’re receiving the best dental experience at Sloan Creek Dental.
Commonly known as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled through a nasal mask to help you relax and feel calm and content. Nitrous oxide is the safest and most convenient form of sedation because the gas takes just a few minutes to set in and leaves your system quickly once the treatment is over. Most patients on nitrous oxide will feel a deep sense of relaxation and stay awake during the entire procedure, but some people may fall asleep. Almost anyone can use nitrous oxide to help them feel more comfortable during dental treatments, and you can go on with your day as normal immediately after you leave the dental office.
If you have moderate to severe dental anxiety, then IV sedation (intravenous sedation) may be the best option for you. A benefit of this method is that we can use anesthesia in a way that’s tailored to you and your needs. We’ll be able to adjust your sedation level during a procedure, so you’ll always feel comfortable.
With IV sedation, medication is delivered directly into your bloodstream, and it only takes a couple of minutes to start feeling sedated. Patients typically report feeling like they slept through the entire procedure. Like with oral conscious sedation, you will need a designated driver to take you home because you may continue to feel sleepy and groggy after the treatment.
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At our office, we want to make sure you feel confident and comfortable before, during, and after your treatment. That’s why we offer sedation options for patients who need it—we understand that dental treatments can be nerve-racking, and we want to offer you a way to relax and enjoy your time in our office.
During your new patient exam and dental consultation, we’ll review your medical history to determine if there are any factors that would contraindicate the use of nitrous oxide or IV sedation. If there aren’t any, then we can talk about the availability of sedation for you. We’ll also discuss what the treatment will be like with sedation so that you know what to expect when you’re under its effects.
Before treatment begins, our team makes certain you are resting comfortably and ready to move forward with treatment. During treatment, most patients fall into a relaxed state but remain responsive enough to answer our questions. Throughout the process, our team monitors your blood pressure, oxygen intake, and heart rate. Once treatment is complete, a team member stays with you until you are alert and ready to go home with a companion. As mentioned previously, a companion is not needed for nitrous oxide “laughing gas”.
Sedation can be useful for people who are anxious about visiting the dentist. If you have a strong gag reflex, your dentist can offer sedation to help ensure that you stay comfortable during your treatment. Sedation can also help patients who need a lot of dental work done in a single visit. Doing so can help the patient remain calm and free of pain during any procedure.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes nitrous oxide as a safe sedation method for children, who often experience less anxiety and feel less pain when administered the gas. Your dentist at Sloan Creek Dental can use it to help kids get fillings, crowns or extractions with less fear.
You will never be alone during dental treatment. The anesthesiologist, dentist, and/or hygienist will be in the room with you to monitor your comfort and safety.
At Sloan Creek Dental, we know how important it is to have a healthy smile and we want to help you maintain yours. Let us know if sedation dentistry is something that interests you so that we can schedule an appointment for a consultation! If you have any questions, want to learn more about sedation dentistry, types of sedation we offer, feel free to give us a call.
“Overall I had a great first experience yesterday. Dr Feng and staff were very caring, professional and friendly. Dr Feng made me feel very comfortable, she took the time to address my concerns, which I appreciated. The office is very clean and equipped with new state of the art equipment’s. I will recommend.”
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