For some patients, anxiety can mean avoiding even minor dental treatment, allowing common oral health concerns to endanger their smiles. We understand that for these patients their anxiety can be so great that even common sedation techniques like nitrous oxide may not be enough. For a deeper alternative, we can provide oral sedation for patients with this type of severe dental anxiety.
A Deeper Form of Sedation
Patients will take a pill prior to treatment. We may suggest a light supper the night before, and for the patient to avoid food and drink within six to eight hours before treatment. With this type of sedation, patients enter a deep state of relaxation and will have little to no memory of the procedure. However, the patient will still be conscious the entire time. Arrangements should be made for a friend or family member to drive the patient home following the procedure.
Benefits of Oral Sedation
- Deeper form of relaxation
- Sedation levels can be monitored throughout treatment
- Can be combined with nitrous oxide.
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Dr. McElravy and the team at Spring Pearl Dental practices patient-centered dental care, providing a compassionate, empathetic approach and a comprehensive selection of services. To learn more about all that we offer, to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning, or for a same-day emergency appointment, contact us today at (281) 651-2782. Located in Tomball, TX, we proudly welcome patients from Spring, the Woodlands, Houston, Pinehurst, and all surrounding communities.