If the idea of visiting the dentist makes you nervous, you’re not alone – many people reluctantly endure the discomfort of a toothache rather than seek treatment, and are so fearful of the dentist’s chair that they avoid receiving the necessary care altogether. But instead of putting your oral health into jeopardy, why not contact your 76116 sedation dentist for guidance? With the latest advances in sedation dentistry Dr. Alan Gross can provide the required care, while helping the most nervous patients relax.
Sedation is most appropriate for people with anxiety that prevents them from going to the dentist, but it may also be appropriate for people with a low pain threshold, have unusually sensitive teeth, or people who require a large amount of dental work. Our 76116 sedation dentist offers the choice of oral sedation or nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas”. Nitrous oxide, a safe and effective sedative that is inhaled through a small mask, is generally utilized for patients experiencing mild to moderate anxiety. It is not intended to put you to sleep, and you will still be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Nitrous oxide relaxes patients with the pleasurable feelings it emits. Its usefulness also stems from how quickly it works and that its effects wear off soon after the mask is removed (you won’t require an escort home). An oral sedative, delivered in either pill or liquid form, can help relax patients experiencing more significant anxiety. Oral sedation lasts longer than nitrous oxide, which means you may need the help of a friend or family member to escort you home following the procedure.
Here at the office of Alan M. Gross, our 76116 sedation dentist has established a reputation for providing outstanding, dental care to patients of all ages. If you’re anxious about getting the dental care you need, call our office today!