Many people find themselves experiencing anxiety when the time comes to visit their dentist. At Smiley Dental Hampton in Dallas, Texas, we recognize that there are times that our patients need help feeling relaxed and calm during their treatment, even if it is a simple dental cleaning. Dr. Lynh Pham & Associates are pleased to offer our patients sedation dentistry.
In addition to dental anxiety, other reason that might necessitate the use of sedation dentistry includes those who have a low tolerance to pain, anyone who cannot sit still while in the dentist chair, those who have sensitive teeth, who have a gag reflex they find difficult to control during a procedure, and those who are undergoing extensive dental work at one sitting.
We offer the following sedation methods for our patients: nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. Nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) is breathed in through a mask and leaves you awake and feeling good. With oral sedation, you take a pill before your appointment to help you relax and calm your nerves, and this will likely require someone to accompany you to your appointment to drive you there and back. IV sedation is administered intravenously through the veins, allowing you to feel calm quickly, while the dosage is adjusted during the treatment. You will also require assistance driving you home after the procedure until the sedation wears off.
At our dental practice, we want you to get the treatment you need in a way that makes you want to visit us again with confidence and without anxiety. We want our time with you to be safe and at the highest level of quality. If you would like to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Lynh Pham & Associates, please call our Smiley Dental Hampton team in Dallas, Texas at 214.467.4800 today!