Here at Pro Dental Dallas, our practice offers sedation dentist services near you. Sedation dentistry, sometimes referred to as sleep 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 during your dental procedure. In addition, dental techniques have changed very much over the last 50 years, such as oral sedation and IV sedation methods.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
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. Sleep dentistry, or sedation, represents a broad category of different medications and can be administered in several ways including iv sedation and oral sedation. In general, there is mild sedation, moderate sedation, and advanced sedation.
We Offer Mild 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, we have a certified dentist near you that offers sedation dentistry. 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 dental work that is going to be completed.
Contact Us Today
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.