What sedation and anesthetic methods are used by a Houston, TX pain free dentist?
It is common for patients in the Houston, TX area to avoid the dentist due to past negative experiences. One of the most common reasons patients have anxieties related to the dentist is due to fear of pain or discomfort. Thankfully, Dr. Harpalani of Vivid Dental understands these apprehensions and works with patients to provide them with the care and attention of a pain free dentist visit.
Whether patients are undergoing a simple examination and cleaning or a full smile rehabilitation, it is important that patients are comfortable and at ease. In order to ensure patients are relaxed and free from pain during treatments, we offer local anesthetics and nitrous oxide sedation.
In order to receive treatment, our patients will receive local anesthetic. This is used to numb the area to prevent discomfort during the procedure. This is one of the most common methods of eliminating pain. An anesthetic is injected into the specific treatment area, and approximately five minutes are needed for it to take effect. Dr. Harpalani ensures patients are fully numbed before starting this treatment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is often used for both children and adults to help them relax, while also reducing their sensitivity. Some patients can undergo treatments with nitrous oxide alone. This gas, also referred to as “laughing gas,” has an immediate effect when inhaled through the nose. This sedative can be administered for even the simplest of appointments, including a professional cleaning.
If you have been hesitant about visiting the dental office due to anxiety, contact the team at Vivid Dental today to schedule an initial visit with our dental team. We can educate you about the methods of sedation and anesthetics used to help you feel more comfortable about obtaining the dental care you need to maintain great oral health. Our team works hard to ensure patients enjoy a pain free visit to the dental office.