Choosing Sedation for Your Dental Procedure

Are you afraid of the dentist? You’re not alone. Being afraid of dental work is one of the most common reasons that people put off visiting their dentist. If fear is stopping you from getting a dental procedure, sedation dentistry can help.

Why Choose Dental Sedation?

Many patients love sedation dentistry because it allows them to get dental work done without fear. While you are sedated, your dentist will be able to perform a variety of procedures, ranging from simple fillings and adjustments to more complex oral surgeries. Sedation dentistry is safe and effective for both children and adults.

Types of Sedation

There are different types of sedation available, and your dentist will recommend the best option for you based on your age, history, and type of procedure. The most common types of sedation are oral sedation and nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). For oral sedation, your dentist will prescribe medication to you that you can take to help relax before your procedure. Nitrous oxide is given to you in the dentist’s office through a mask. If you’re having oral surgery, your dentist may recommend IV sedation.

A Dentist You Can Trust

Sedation isn’t the only thing that can help you ease your dental phobia. A good dentist will talk with you before your procedure and help you feel in control. At Brookshire Smile Dental, we regularly work with all kinds of patients and are here to help you face your fears. Give us a call at 281-934-1010 to make an appointment today.