Our caring dentists and team are committed to making your visit to Serenity Dental of Spring as comfortable as possible. We know that visiting the dentist is never your favorite thing to do and that many patient suffer from dental anxiety or fear. We provide sedation dentistry to help you feel at ease so that you can receive your treatments without stress or anxiety. Sedation dentistry is also an excellent option for those who have difficulty getting numb or who have a sensitive gag reflex.
Sedation dentistry involves using a medication to help you relax and feel calm while in our office. There are several types of sedation available, and our dentists will meet with you before your appointment to determine which type of sedation is the best option for you. Types of sedation include:
- Nitrous Oxide — Also known as “laughing gas,” this sedative is inhaled to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative and will wear off shortly after you stop inhaling the gas.
- Oral Sedation — This form of sedation involves taking an oral medication shortly before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel completely relaxed.
- IV Sedation — This type of sedation is administered intravenously, providing a fast and effective sedative effect to help you feel comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, so it will not put you to sleep though some patients do become so relaxed that they fall asleep or forget details of their treatment.
Our team will monitor you closely to ensure your safety and comfort throughout your treatment. Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you may also need to have someone available to drive you to and from your appointment and to stay with you afterwards for a few hours.
For more information about sedation dentistry in Spring, Texas, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Chung and associates, call us today at 281-825-5522.