Patients in Houston learn about sedation options for comfortable dental care
Imagine a dental procedure that is worry-free. Visualize sitting back in a dental chair while feeling calm and relaxed. At Vivid Dental in Houston, this dream can be a reality.
Millions of adults, teenagers, and children suffer from dental anxiety. This fear keeps them from regular dental check-ups and important procedures. Lack of professional dental care can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. At Vivid Dental, Dr. Monti Harpalani and our dental team understand these concerns. Therefore, we provide sedation options to aid in providing the most comfortable dental care. Our choices include local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Each delivers mild effects, providing a conscious and relaxed state for treatment.
Easing worries with local anesthesia
We use a local anesthetic to numb the area of the mouth prior to a procedure such as a dental filling or tooth extraction. If the thought of a needle causes concern, there is no need to worry. We use a special administration technique, so the procedure can be as painless and worry-free as possible. Using this method, we slowly administer the local anesthetic and use muscle distraction to reduce any potential discomfort.
Taking the edge off with nitrous oxide
Nitrous oxide, known as “laughing gas,” can help ease anxiety. For treatment, we gently place a comfortable mask over your nose. You simply breathe in a nitrous oxide and oxygen combination, while we perform the dental procedure. We use this form of sedation with children and adults. The sedative not only takes effect quickly, but also wears off immediately after the procedure. One of its benefits is you can drive to and from the appointment.
Minimizing anxiety by combining the two
If the thought of a tooth extraction makes you nervous, do not fret. We can administer the local anesthetic to numb the site before treatment and provide nitrous oxide to take the edge off during the procedure.
Do not let fear keep you from seeking dental care. At Vivid Dental, your comfort is one of our top priorities. We will be happy talk to you further about our sedation options. Call (281) 809 4902 today to schedule a consultation appointment.