What You Should Know About Sedation Dentistry

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Would you like to protect your teeth? If so, you may have heard that you should set up an appointment with our dentist about once every six months for a routine appointment. These checkups are actually very important because our team can identify issues before they become too serious. In fact, if you don’t address these issues in a timely manner, they could become even more serious. Still, even though setting up appointments with your dentist is important, do you know what can you do to prevent dental anxiety?

Fortunately, sedation dentistry can help you avoid anxiety while you receive the care you need. In fact, dental sedation can actually be useful in a number of treatments? In reality, you may be able to benefit from sedation even if you’re simply visiting us for a routine visit.

Still, not everyone will need the same sedation, and not every type of sedation is administered in the same way. As you may know, different sedations are actually stronger than others. Our team will consider all of these factors before making a recommendation. If your anxiety isn’t too serious, we may recommend oral sedation. Generally, this type of sedation is administered in a pill. This type of sedation will help you relax but probably won’t put you to sleep. You may have also heard of nitrous oxide, which is usually referred to as laughing gas. Again, if you need sedation, you’ll need to set up ride home since you won’t be able to drive.

If you’d like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or about these types of sedation, please don’t hesitate to give Aesthetic Dentistry Associates a call at 281-446-4700. We’ll gladly address any of your concerns and offer you specific advice. Our dentist, Dr. David Umansky, and the rest of our team will gladly answer any questions you may have.