Relax and let your anxiety slip away with sedation dentistry at Horizon Dental Care. Many people have anxiety or fear when coming in for dental treatments. While we do our best to make our dental office comfortable and calming for our patients, we understand that some people need more than reassurance and a soothing atmosphere to relax. We offer sedation options for mild, moderate and severe dental anxiety at our North Austin and Georgetown locations.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If the idea of dental treatment makes you uncomfortable or causes you stress even before you get to the dental office, oral conscious sedation may be right for you. This is a good solution for our patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety. We prescribe an oral medication that you take before your appointment. This will put you into a relaxed but still conscious state during your procedure.
“Laughing gas,” or nitrous oxide, is a safe and mild sedative that is perfect for those that are only slightly uncomfortable during dental care. It is also a good option for longer or more invasive procedures to help you relax in a state of euphoria while we perform your treatment. Nitrous oxide only is effective while you are breathing the gas. Once you take a few breaths of fresh air, the effects will be gone, so you can drive after using this sedative.
IV sedation is another option we offer. This is used for our patients with severe dental anxiety or for invasive procedures like wisdom tooth removal or oral surgery. You are still conscious with IV sedation, but you will not remember the procedure.
Sedation dentistry can help take the anxiety and stress out of dental care. We are happy to offer several different sedation options for our patients at Horizon Dental Care to ensure they have a relaxing, stress-free experience when they come to us for oral care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.