Overcoming the Fear with Sedation Dentistry in TX
Do you feel anxious when you make a dental appointment? Maybe you can’t even bring yourself to see a dentist. Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. Dental phobia is an all too common condition, preventing countless people from receiving much needed dental care. You don’t have to suffer in silence any longer. Dr. Clint Bruyere believes everyone deserves an attractive, healthy, and pain-free smile. He offers sedation dentistry in TX, so that even the most anxious patient can relax in the dentist’s chair.
Sedation dentistry, also called sleep dentistry or relaxation dentistry simply means prescribing dental patients with a safe, mild sedative. It may be administered via an IV, or by swallowing a pill. We offer oral sedation, so you don’t have to endure a needle. The specific sedative used will depend on the amount of dental work being done, and your medical history. Be sure and tell Dr. Bruyere about any medications or supplements you are taking, including prescription, over the counter, and herbal formulas.
With conscious dental sedation, you will be semi-conscious. In this state, you will feel groggy and only be somewhat aware of your surroundings. You will be able to respond to the dentist’s instructions, such as opening your mouth, moving your tongue, or turning your head. However, you will feel no pain, and have little, if any memory of the procedure once the sedative wears off.
The benefits of dental sedation include:
- It enhances the effects of local anesthetic, increasing comfort when a tooth is difficult to numb.
- Restless or hyperactive patients can remain calm.
- Your muscles stay relaxed, so you can avoid stiffness and soreness, even after a long appointment.
- You have little comprehension of the passage of time; hours will feel like minutes.
- More dental work can be completed in one session, making it easier for fitting oral health into your busy schedule!
Dr. Bruyere is a highly skilled dentist with extensive education and decades of experience. He is also a gentle, compassionate human being who truly cares about you. If you think that you can’t relax in a dental office, think again! For fear-free, stress-free dentistry call 903-708-6116 and schedule an appointment today.