Going to the dentist can be a stressful task, regardless of your age. Especially if your dentist has prepared you for a procedure that may seem foreign-like to you. Our dentists at West Road Dental offers a variety of types of sedation for patients who may need it. Our dentists are trained in providing a comfortable and relaxing environment and experience for all of our patients. They provide the best of sedation dentistry in the Houston, TX, 77064 area. Read on to learn about the different types of sedation dentistry and see which one is best for your situation.
What Are the Advantages?
Sedation dentistry helps patients with some of the following needs:
- Severe anxiety
- Sensitive teeth
- Patients who have a difficult time getting numb
- Oral Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation provides patients with a safe and effective way to get treated by their dentists. Our dentists will provide you with a prescription medication that will make you feel drowsy and relaxed in a safe way. Oral sedation is taken orally and is pain-free. We will require a family member or friend bring you home after your procedure due to the lasting effects of oral sedation.
Intravenous sedation (IV) is used for patients with major dental anxiety or those undergoing an extensive dental procedure. The medication is given intravenously, and their vital signs are constantly monitored. Similarly to oral sedation, we ask you to bring a family member or friend to take you home after your procedure.