Sedation dentistry is a great option if you have anxiety about going to the dentist. Dentistry was very different half a century ago. Today there are a number of local anesthetics. There are short, medium, and long duration anesthetics to help you stay numb as long, or as little, as needed. In addition, dental techniques have changed very much over the last 50 years. We now know that the number one cause of fear is fear of the unknown. Usually when one understands what is going to occur, their anxiety and fear drastically decrease.
There are patients, however, whose anxiety level seems to stay high no matter how much explanation is given. These patients are often a good candidate for sedation dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Sedation represents a broad category of different medications. In general, there is mild sedation, moderate sedation, and advanced sedation. Advanced sedation is done under general anesthesia in a hospital setting and usually not necessary for routine dental care. Mild and moderate sedation can be administered in the dental office and aid in a patient’s anxiety level.
At Pro Dental Dallas, Dr. Jason Roe is a certified moderate sedation provider. As such, Dr. Jason Roe can administer up to two different sedatives and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at the same time. There are a number of different sedatives that may be used depending on your medical history and the procedure that is going to be completed.
If you’re nervous, scared, or have had bad experiences at the dentist in the past, don’t let that keep you from smiling. Schedule a consultation appointment today to discuss whether sedation dentistry is a good option for you.