Not everyone feels at ease when they are in the dentist’s chair. Sometimes, discomfort is attributed to questions and concerns about a more involved procedure. However, there are also patients who struggle with dental anxiety even when they come in for routine support. Our Paris, TX dental practice recognizes that dental anxiety is a real problem for many. We take pride in making all of our patients feel welcome and safe. To provide added comfort during visits, we can provide different types of dental sedation to make your experience during a procedure even easier.
There are different reasons why we bring up options for sedation during appointments. For some of our patients, it will be important during every visit to address anxieties around oral health care. Others who generally feel fine without it may require the added support when a longer or more involved procedure must be performed. We can speak with you about what sedation can offer, and we can review the benefits of the different types that are available to you.
There are different types of dental sedatives that are available. Your options include:
- Nitrous oxide, which is continually administered throughout treatment. Its effects help you remain in a relaxed but conscious state so that you are responsive while still being free from your worries. The effects of the gas wear off quickly, which makes returning to your routine easier.
- Oral sedation, which is taken before the appointment. An oral sedative can have a more potent effect and help with greater discomfort, but you will need to arrange safe transportation to and from your visit.
- IV sedation, which we can recommend under the appropriate circumstances. You will receive careful monitoring while receiving this form of sedation, which offers the strongest effects and helps people who may otherwise be unable to receive treatment.
Through the use of different forms of dental sedation, we can make visits easier for patients who experience unease around treatment. If you wish to learn more about the different options that are available to you, call Paris Dental Arts in Paris, TX at 903-784-4802.