What sedation and anesthetic methods are used by a Houston, TX pain free dentist?

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.

Local Anesthetics

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.


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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing