Sedation Dentistry, Mansfield TX
Imagine… not being afraid to go to the dentist. Imagine being able to accomplish all of your care in as little as one appointment. This is what sedation dentistry can do for you.
Sedation dentistry can change your life and your views on dentistry in a matter of a few hours.
Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever and after treatment you will have little or no memory of your visit. You can give yourself or a member of your family the gift of great dental health by calling to schedule your oral sedation consultation today. Our Practice offers both IV and non-IV sedation.
Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)
Nitrous oxide is used in roughly one third of dental practices in the United States, especially to allay anxiety that many patients may have toward dental treatment, and it offers some degree of painkilling ability. The benefits of nitrous oxide are many, and the risks are few. The gas is administered with a comfortable mask placed over the nose, and the patient is instructed to breathe in through the nose and out through their mouth. As a precaution, patients should not eat anything for about two hours prior to use of the gas. The patient begins to feel a pleasant level of sedation in anywhere from 30 seconds to three or four minutes. The cheeks and gums will also begin to feel numb in about a third of the patients.
After the gas is adjusted to the appropriate dose, and the patient is relaxed and sedated, the dentist can comfortably give the anesthetic injection (if needed) to the patient, and then proceed with dental treatment. After the treatment is completed, the patient is given pure oxygen to breathe for about five minutes, and all the effects of sedation are usually reversed. Unlike IV sedation or general anesthesia, the patient can almost always leave the office by themselves, without an escort. For more information on sedation dentistry in our Mansfield, TX office, please give us a call at (817) 473-0291.