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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation Dentistry

Did you know that people with dental phobias are more likely to have cavities and missing teeth? A study in the British Dental Journal found that people with dental phobias had asedation dentistry | nederland tx lower oral health-related quality of life compared to people without a dental phobia. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Sedation dentistry provides a safe, stress-free way for people with dental phobias to get dental care. Conscious sedation simply involves taking an oral medication before your dental procedure. With this type of sedation, you can still answer questions during your procedure, yet feel relaxed and worry-free. Some patients even fall asleep during their dental procedure. Either way, since you won’t be aware of time passing, your dental treatment will be over before you know it.

Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment

Before taking advantage of sedation dentistry, your dentist will review your medical history and current medications to determine if you’re a good candidate. On the day of your procedure, you will take the medication in the dental office so your dentist can monitor your vitals. You may feel groggy after the procedure, so you will need a ride home. However, you should feel back to normal the next day!

If you’re interested in learning more about sedation dentistry in Nederland, TX, call the office of Dr. Whitney Gomez to schedule a dental consultation. We’re happy to help ease your worries and give you a stress-free experience.

Your dentist may recommend dental sedation in Nederland, TX, for various reasons and will always discuss these with you.

It could be that you:

  • Have an easy gag reflex
  • Are undergoing multiple treatments
  • Are undergoing an invasive procedure
  • Are undergoing a complex oral surgery
  • Feel anxious or afraid at the dentist

Our dental office offers two types of sedation—oral conscious sedation and IV sedation. Oral sedation means you may not remember much of your treatment, and the same is true with the IV option.

However, IV sedation is more potent and gives anxious patients added peace of mind. Either option will require a friend or loved one to drive you to and from treatment. And you should rest for the remainder of the day and hold off on important decisions until the following day.

For IV Sedation in Nederland, TX, Contact Our Dental Team

IV sedation, gentle dentistry, and excellent anesthesia make your dental treatment painless and anxiety-free. We encourage you to reach out to our dental team to learn more or arrange a sedation consultation with the dentist.

Patients come to us from all locations, including Nederland, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Central Gardens, Viterbo, Port Neches, Groves, and your neighborhood.

cosmetic dentistry | sedation dentistry | nederland txComfortable Dentistry at Nederland Family Dental

We provide excellent dentistry with the goal of making it painless.

Our office takes pride in creating a comfortable atmosphere for our patients. Our dentist is highly trained to provide treatment with the minimal post-operative discomfort possible. We use the best materials and technology on the market to make your treatment comfortable. You are always in control of your dental appointment. If you feel an unpleasant sensation, simply let us know and we can adjust your anesthetic so you feel completely comfortable.

Sedation Dentistry

If you are anxious about your appointment, we offer sedation to help you relax. Many patients appreciate sedation because it gives them very little sense of time. While you are still conscious, you may not actually remember your appointment. Sedation is also useful for patients who have lengthy treatment appointments.

We offer complimentary headphones/iPods during your appointment to disguise the sounds of your procedure. You are welcome to bring your own music, as well.

We also take extra time getting to know our patients so that we have a trusting relationship. If you have trouble getting numb or if you experience anxiety, don’t hold back that information. We can take extra steps to make sure you feel good about your treatment and to avoid pain. Call our office to learn more about sedation dentistry. 

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