Rest Through Your Next Dental Appointment With Sedation Dentistry in Plano, TX
With sedation dentistry at Willow Bend Dental in Plano, TX, you can enjoy virtually pain-free dentistry or sleep dentistry with either a small pill or laughing gas (nitrous oxide) for your cosmetic dentistry. Imagine dosing through your entire dental procedure and waking up refreshed, with little or no memory of the visit. Sedation dentistry has worked for millions of patients and it might be right for you if you are apprehensive about going to the dentist.
Are Dental Fears Keeping You From Having a Healthy Mouth?
You may be one of the millions of people who have put off going to the dentist because of anxieties and fears associated with dental visits. Whether you’re bothered by the noises and smells of a dental office or you’ve had a traumatic dental experience in the past, sedation dentistry makes it possible to seek good dental care without any fears. Sedation dentistry provides a relaxing and anxiety-free dental experience. Have all of your dental needs taken care of while being completely sedated and remember little about your visit. Often, children are quite terrified of going to the dentist or have trouble sitting still. Sedation dentistry is a great option in such cases as well.
Top Sedation Dentistry Practice in Dallas/Fort Worth
If you’re looking for top sedation dentistry practice in Dallas/Fort Worth, you’ve come to the right place. At Willow Bend Dental, Plano, TX, we offer dependable and comfortable sedation dentistry. We are:
- Top sedation dentists
- Oral sedation and nitrous sedation certified
- State of the art equipment
What is Sedation Dentistry?
You are sedated…but in control, with all of your anxieties about dental fears removed. Sedation dentistry is a technique that produces an overall calm and relaxed sensation through the use of sedatives. Whether you’re fearful of dental procedures or just can’t sit still, sedation dentistry can help you maintain good dental care.
Sedative drugs are used to induce sedation and are administered in a variety of different ways including “no needle”, oral, and inhalation. So, if you’re afraid of needles, don’t worry, there are other sedation options available. Most people remember very little about their visit except that all their dental treatment was completed while they were sedated. There are several different sedation methods and Dr. Beougher will help you decide which one is best for your needs. The level of sedation will depend on various factors such as your current anxiety and the dental procedure to be performed. You will be properly numbed and won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?
- Have fear and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind.
- Have put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties.
- Want to have all their dental care completed in one or two visits.
- Want to be treated in a non-rushed and caring environment
- Have a difficult time sitting still, particularly children
- Need to undergo extensive dental procedures
- Have a low pain threshold
- Want to alleviate their fear of dental appointments
- Have an over-sensitive gag reflex
Please contact our Plano office for more information.
Facts about Sedation Dentistry:
- It is absolutely safe. Willow Bend Dental will give you a small pill to take one hour prior to treatment. If you choose, he can give more pills once you get to the office to get the desired sedation effect.
- Most patients report having little memory of the experience, including sights, sounds or smells.
- Complex or time-consuming treatments that usually take many visits can all be done usually in one visit with sedation dentistry.
- People who have difficulty getting numb will find that sedation dentistry helps reduce this problem.
- In case of minimal and moderate sedation, you should expect yourself to be in a ‘semi-awake- state, but completely relaxed. You will be able to communicate but won’t remember much about the procedure.
- Oral sedation is administered using pills and the patient needs to take one pill one hour before the treatment begins.
- Nitrous sedation is administered with masks that come in adult and kid sizes.
- In addition to anxiety and phobia pertinent to dental procedures, sedation is also helpful for patients that have a hard time sitting still, particularly children.
- Sedation dentistry is also a great option for those with a low pain threshold, high gag reflex, or have to undergo extensive dental treatment.
- With the help of dental sedation, it’s possible to overcome your fear of dental treatment over time and eventually seek oral care without any stress.
- The recovery is easy and the patient should feel back to normal in a few hours after reaching home.
Are You a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry in Plano, TX at Willow Bend Dental?
- Scared of the dentist or have dental phobia or anxiety?
- Have very sensitive teeth?
- Need multiple procedures for complex dental problems?
- Have difficulty getting numb?
- Have a strong gag reflex?
- Have you suffered traumatic dental experiences?
- Have a busy schedule and limited time to complete dental care?
- Hate needles and shots or related phobia or anxiety?
- Fear the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care?
- Have difficulty sitting still for long periods of time?
- Want to get over your fear of professional oral care?
If you’ve answered YES to any of these, call Willow Bend Dental in Plano about relaxing, sedation dentistry.
How relaxed will I be?
Whether the patient has a general phobia of dental appointments or is nervous about a major dental procedure, sedation dentistry will put them at ease. Once sedation is administered, the procedure will be completed and the patient will just feel like they have woken up from a nap. Even patients with high dental anxiety will feel calm and relaxed during the procedure. They will have limited or no memory of the procedure.
Will I feel groggy after my dental visit?
After the procedure, as the effects of sedation start to wear off, it’s normal to feel a little groggy or slightly sleepy. How groggy the patient feels depends on the degree of sedation. Our dental team will give the patient detailed information regarding their particular procedure and what they would feel like after. It’s also mandatory to bring a responsible adult with you who can drive you back home and make sure you reach safely. You’ll be back to your normal self within a few hours of returning home.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Yes, sedation dentistry is completely safe. The patient will be constantly monitored during the procedure. Sedation dentistry is also safe for children.
Before sedation dentistry procedure, you should discuss your medical history with the doctor to avoid any complications. If you’re taking any medication, make sure to mention that as well. Patients with certain medical conditions might not be eligible for sedation dentistry. The degree of sedation will depend on your current anxiety level and the required dental procedure.
Will my insurance cover Sedation?
Typically, sedation isn’t covered by most standard dental insurance plans. However, it also depends on the type of sedation that is used. Get in touch with your dental insurance provider to find out if it covers sedation dentistry.
What do I need to do to receive Sedation Dentistry
If you’re receiving IV sedation, it’s advised not to eat or drink anything at least 8 hours before the procedure. You might even have to stop taking certain medications before your appointment. The dentist will give you specific instructions based on your treatment plan.
During Your Visit
When you arrive at the office for sedation dentistry, you’ll be asked to bring a responsible adult who can drive you back home after the procedure.
Next, you’ll be taken to the treatment room and your blood pressure, pulse, and heart rate will be checked. Then, once you’re comfortable, the sedation process will start.
For oral sedation, you will be given a small pill to take one hour prior to treatment and more later to achieve the desired level of sedation. You won’t be completely ‘asleep, rather you’ll be able to move, breathe, and even respond to some commands. The level of sedation will just be enough to make you feel relaxed and free from any anxiety.
You should expect time to pass by quickly. Once the procedure is completed and sedation wears off, you will feel like the procedure was completed in a short time instead of the actual number of hours it took. Understandably, going to the dentist even for a simple cleanup can be anxiety-inducing. But sedation dentistry can completely transform your experience and alleviate fear related to dental procedures.
After the procedure, expect to have little or no memory of the procedure, This lack of memory will help you keep your anxiety in control for future dental treatments. In comparison to general anesthesia, recovery from sedation is much easier and faster.