Sedation Dentistry in Houston, TX
Anxiety relief – IV sedation
Athletes will commonly tell you that there’s no pain, no gain. But what’s true on the gridiron of a football field, or on the weight bench of a gym, is not true for all things.
When it comes to a dentist’s office visit, the last thing you want is a pain. In fact, every single year millions of Americans put off needed dental work for fear of pain. This procrastination can be extremely costly in the long run; tooth decay and gum disease can only worsen if left untreated. Extended neglect may even lead to losing your teeth!
We don’t want you to put off a visit to the dental office because you’re afraid of having a painful experience. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX we take a pain-free approach to dentistry. Our approach is simple: “Pain. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.”
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry takes a medical approach to help you relax during a dental procedure. We offer different levels of sedation, as well as different forms of sedation. We offer all these services for one reason, to help you relax and feel as comfortable as possible while you’re in our care.
Beyond increased comfort and relaxation for the patient, Sedation Dentistry also offers help with patient cooperation, gag reflex, and mouth control. With sedation dentistry, we can perform years worth of dental work in a single visit. This helps your smile look great in record time. Best of all, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable in the slightest during your procedure.
We offer Sedation Dentistry for every single procedure we perform, from routine dental cleanings to complicated dental bridges and veneer placement. If you need relief beyond the simple numbing of your teeth and gums, Sedation Dentistry might be the choice for you.
Nitrous oxide sedation
Nitrous Oxide Sedation is our most popular form of sedation. Commonly referred to as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is a gentle, relaxing gas that you breathe in through a mask. It is completely safe and effective. The gas helps you feel at ease and relieves tension. However, you will still be able to respond to instructions, and if you fall asleep you can easily be awoken. The sedative effect is completely temporary and wears off as soon as the supply of gas is ended. This leaves you able to drive home after an appointment.
Oral Sedation is another option. We prescribe you a mild sedative medicine to take before your procedure. You will likewise feel at ease during the procedure, and may experience a phenomenon known as “lost time” which essentially means that you may not remember the procedure. This is a great middle option for people facing dental anxiety. The effect can take some time to wear off, so you may need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
IV Sedation is an option if you prefer not to remember your procedure at all. With IV Sedation, you receive a sedative into your bloodstream intravenously. This is extremely helpful for people with more intense dental phobias, bad gag reflexes, or for longer procedures. Antoine Dental Center is one of the very few dental offices in Houston that are certified to offer IV Sedation.
Whatever option you choose, our top-notch team will first determine if you are healthy enough for sedation. We will also answer any questions you may have about dental sedation, as well as your procedure. We believe effective dental work requires effective communication.
Our goal is for you to feel at ease from the moment you walk through our door, and so we offer snacks, beverages, pillows, and blankets to our patients. In addition, you can listen to music or even watch television throughout your procedure. We also promise to keep our office a lecture-free zone, so you don’t have to stress about hearing a lecture before your procedure.
How much does dental sedation cost?
The average price for sedation in our office is $750. Sedation is useful to relax patients during dental procedures.
Are you ready to take the pain out of the equation? Then contact us today at 713-955-0263 to make an appointment for IV sedation in Houston, TX. Be sure to ask us any questions you may have about Sedation Dentistry. In the 21st Century, painful dentist appointments are now a thing of the past.