Do you or a loved one have dental fear or anxiety? We can help. Dr. Catherine Wilder and Dr. Lauren Shepard offer sedation dentistry at Katy Smile Design in Katy, TX. Dental sedation is a general dental solution that is often used for complex or surgical procedures. However, sedation may also be used to calm patients who are anxious or fearful about visiting the dentist. Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard take a compassionate approach to treat their patients. This approach as well as dental sedation make it easier for patients to get the care they need.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Offers painless treatment
- Allows dentists to provide faster care
- Is a safe and approved treatment method
- Requires fewer dental appointments for patients
- Helps ease patient fear and anxiety
If you or a loved one suffer from dental fear or anxiety, contact Katy Smile Design so we can accommodate your needs. We want our office to be a space where everyone can feel comfortable and welcomed.
Types of Dental Sedation
There are three main types of sedation dentistry:
- Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, delivers a mild sedative through a mask or cannula placed under the nose. This type of sedation calms and relaxes patients for their procedures. Patients can drive themselves to and from their appointment because nitrous oxide wears off as soon as the mask is removed.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Under this method of sedation, patients are conscious yet comfortable. Patients will also not remember their procedure. However, patients need to be driven to and from their appointment as it takes a while for oral conscious sedation to wear off.
- IV Sedation: Intravenous sedation delivers anti-anxiety medication into the bloodstream. Patients often feel sleepy under IV sedation several moments after it is administered.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Ask us about relaxing treatment with dental sedation. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Wilder and Dr. Shepard on our website. You may also contact our office at 281.843.9814. Let our team know if you have any remaining questions about sedation dentistry. We will be happy to help you.