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Sedation Dentistry

Relaxing Sedation Dentistry in Houston

At West Houston Dental, ensuring comfort during your visit is a top priority for our whole team. Dr. Nguyen utilizes sedation dentistry to help patients feel relaxed at the time of their dental appointment. New and safe sedation techniques available at our office prove beneficial for anxious patients and those visiting for both short and time-consuming procedures.

Sedation Options Available at West Houston Dental

With dental sedation, you may feel as if you have fallen asleep, though you have actually entered what is known as twilight consciousness. The conscious sedation techniques Dr. Nguyen utilizes promote feelings of relaxation, so patients are comfortable and do not notice the passage of time. Our sedation dental techniques include:

Nitrous Oxide - The most commonly employed technique used in sedation dentistry is inhaled nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is highly effective in the management of mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety.  It also is an excellent technique for patients who have sensitive gag reflexes, as it minimizes or eliminates gagging. Laughing gas is safe and is controlled in its concentration, making it a viable option for patients of all ages.

Oral Conscious Method – Oral conscious sedation is an ideal option for patients who need more than nitrous oxide to help them feel at-ease at the dentist. With oral conscious sedation, you will be comfortably sedated through your entire dental visit using just a small pill, as prescribed by Dr. Nguyen. This medication is taken one hour prior to your scheduled dental visit. Our Houston sedation dentist is certified in the safe use of oral conscious sedation to help patients feels relaxed while undergoing care.

Your vital signs will be constantly monitored through your appointment, until we are certain you are ready to leave. The whole dental team at West Houston Dental is highly trained in safety and emergency procedures for your comfort and well-being during care.

The Benefits of Conscious Dental Sedation

The medications used in conscious sedation have an amnesiac effect, leaving patients with little or no memory of their dental appointment. This proves to be highly beneficial for patients whose anxiety is heightened by the sounds or smells of a dental appointment, or those who require a longer visit. 

Our goal is to eliminate dental anxiety, making you more comfortable while we effectively complete planned dental care. For extremely anxious patients, sedation can even be utilized for routine procedures, such as minor restorations and teeth cleanings. Dr. Nguyen has been providing sedation dental care for years and is well-versed in this treatment technique to ensure your comfort.

Questions? Contact our Houston Sedation Dentist Today!

If you have been avoiding the dentist due to heightened dental anxiety or are feeling apprehensive about a complex procedure, call our office today to learn more about how sedation from West Houston Dental can allow you to experience worry-free care.