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Houston Sedation Dentistry

People generally associate going to the dentist with a negative feeling. Most often, this is because they feel pain and just want it to go away. Sometimes, they just don’t like going. In any case, Houston sedation dentistry provides a relaxing experience for all sorts of patients. Just sit back, let the sedation wash over you, and the procedure will be over before you know it.  Removing Pain with Houston Sedation Dentistry As the name implies, sedation dentistry sedates patients. While using one of the sedatives, you will be free of pain. There are several types of sedatives for use with sedation dentistry. Oral Sedative Often taken before an appointment, the oral sedative will calm the patient’s nerves around the time the procedure starts. These are best for slightly nervous patients, or those with sensitive teeth. Laughing Gas Officially known as nitrous oxide, laughing gas is one of the most common…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry Category . Jul 02, 2017

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Preventing Nervous Patients with Sedation Dentistry

Nervous about an upcoming visit to your Houston dentist? With sedation dentistry, you can take away the pain and the worry. Sedation dentistry is a method of relaxing patients and removing the sensation of pain by administering sedatives orally, via an inhaled gas, or by an IV. Sedation dentistry is very safe and requires special certification to administer. Additional certification is required to use sedation dentistry with children. Types of Dental Sedation For patients who are just mildly nervous about visiting the dentist, an oral sedative is usually the best course. This kind of sedative is taken just before going to your Houston dentist’s office and it will take effect right about the time your appointment starts. Patients who are moderately nervous or may be undergoing a mild to moderately invasive procedure, nitrous oxide gas is usually the go-to sedative. It is safely inhaled through the nose and relaxes the…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Jan 30, 2017

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A Parent’s Guide to Pediatric Dental Sedation

Is your child afraid of visiting the dentist? It’s common for children to be afraid of or worried about seeing a dentist. There is hope, though, for parents who want their child to feel at ease. With pediatric dental sedation in Houston, your child will feel relaxed and worry free during any procedure. Do All Procedures Need Sedation? Most of the time, pediatric dentists want to prevent cavities and diseases. For this reason, most pediatric visits are non invasive and only include a dental checkup, x-rays, cleaning, and dental sealants. Should a cavity, disease, or damage occur, a pediatric dentist can still take care of that. The latter category of visits tend to be more worrisome for the child, making pediatric dental sedation a viable option. The sedation helps calm their fears and also reduces the sensation of pain and discomfort. Many patients also report that sedation makes the visit seem to…

. Posted in Pediatric Dentistry Category, Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Dec 01, 2016

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Relaxing with Sedation Dentistry in Houston

Ready for a relaxing trip to the dentist? That’s right, we said “relaxing” and “trip to the dentist” in the same sentence! It can certainly be true if you’re using sedation dentistry. Just about everyone is afraid of going to the dentist, at least for the first time. If you go early enough in life, the most that will happen is a little checkup and a cleaning. But if you’re dreading a trip, especially one that involves scaling, a filling, or a root canal, sedation dentistry in Houston can be a dream come true. What is Sedation Dentistry? At its core, sedation dentistry in Houston is a method to help calm patients and reduce the sensation of pain and discomfort. Some procedures have no pain at all, but sedation dentistry can also keeps a patient calm and still, including patients who are very young. There are four levels of sedation: Minimal…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Nov 24, 2016

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Choosing the Right Sedation for Houston Dental Appointments

If you’re expecting to have a dental procedure performed and think you’ll want sedation dentistry to feel calm and relaxed in the dentist’s chair, there are a few things you should mention to your Houston dentist to ensure a safe and pleasant experience. Sedation dentistry on its own is very safe, but some complications can arise for patient who take certain medications or have particular medical issues. Once your dentist is aware of your medical history and any current medication, they can administer the right sedation for you. Important Things to Mention and Know Before Sedation Your dentist should generally be aware of your medical history, but there are a few things you should let them know specifically about. Any medical conditions you are currently being treated for Any and all medications, including over the counter, supplements, vitamins, and remedies you are taking or using.Some herbal remedies like St. John’s…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Oct 28, 2016

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How Safe is Kids Sedation Dentistry in Houston?

Is your child nervous about visiting the dentist for an upcoming procedure? Perhaps you’ve heard about sedation dentistry being used as a method to help keep them calm and relaxed. Just like any parent, you may be concerned about the use of sedation for dental procedures at a kids dentist in Houston. What are the risks? How safe is it? What does sedation dentistry in Houston entail? Risks of Sedation Dentistry The main risks from sedation dentistry stem from the side effects. Patients, both children and adult, may experience dizziness, nausea, and sleepiness after using sedation. As a result, the patient should not return to work or school right after a procedure. The best course of action is to return home and rest. How Safe is Sedation Dentistry in Houston? Above all else, sedation dentistry is very safe. In order for a dental office to use sedation, the dentist or…

. Posted in Kids Dentist Category, Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged , . Oct 24, 2016

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Sedation Dentistry for Kids in Houston

Sedation dentistry for kids is an excellent way to help a child remain calm during a dental procedure. Many children are afraid of doctor visits, and the dentist is no exception. Children who have a fear of the dentist tend to fidget more. This makes it more difficult for the dentist to work. Others just don’t want to experience any pain. Fortunately, sedation dentistry at a kids dentist can help with both of these problems. Conscious Sedation Dentistry Not all procedures requires the patient be asleep. In many cases, a small amount of sedation calms them down. Conscious sedation dentistry does exactly that. Most often, conscious sedation dentistry consists of nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Other sedatives include an oral sedative (pill), or stronger medicines through the veins. Nitrous oxide makes the child feel relaxed and calm. The dentist can still converse with the child, usually so the dentist can instruct them on positioning…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Oct 01, 2016

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How Safe is Houston Sedation Dentistry ?

Do you wonder about the safety of using sedation dentistry in Houston? Are there any side effects? What happens while you’re sedated? These are all legitimate questions. There are people who outright refuse to use sedation, and it may be for a number of reasons. They may not like how they feel afterward, they don’t like to use sedatives even in a clinical setting, or they may just not feel like they need it. However, if you decide to use sedation dentistry in Houston, you can rest easy knowing it is safe. What Sedation Dentistry Does The primary reason for using sedation dentistry is to calm and relax a patient while also reducing discomfort. There are several dental procedures where sedation is completely unnecessary, such as cleanings and sealing teeth. Even in these easy procedures, some patients may still feel anxious, and a low amount of sedation is enough to…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged , . Sep 28, 2016

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Choosing the Right Sedation Dentistry at Houston Dentists

Sedation dentistry is a means of providing necessary dental procedures with minimal discomfort. Not every dentist can offer the full range of sedation dentistry methods in Houston, as they require special certifications. Sedation is completely safe. The dentist continually monitors the sedation throughout a procedure to ensure the patient receives only the amount they need. Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry? Anyone visiting the dentist, from children to adults, can use sedation. Sedation is the best way to minimize or completely eliminate discomfort while at the dentist. Furthermore, most invasive procedures are performed on adults, and sedation dentistry can take away much of the pain associated with them. Children who tend to be apprehensive or fearful at the dentist can benefit from sedation dentistry as it also calms them down to a relaxed state. As a result, this allows the dentist to perform a lot more work in a shorter amount…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Aug 30, 2016

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Keep Calm with Sedation Dentistry in Houston

The prime function of sedation dentistry is to provide the patient with a calm, quick, and easy experience at the dentist. There are many aspects about visiting the dentist that can cause anxiety. With sedation dentistry, you’ll feel relaxed and at ease. It doesn’t matter so much what the reason is that you’re visiting the dentist. If you feel that the dentist is a scary place, sedation dentistry will take the edge off. Aside from a bit of fatigue afterward, there are largely no side effects to sedation. Furthermore, the procedure will seem to go by in a flash. Reducing Pain and Dulling Senses While under the effects of sedation, your senses will become dull, reducing what you can smell, taste, and feel. Dentists continually monitor and regulate sedation to ensure safe dosage. Many patients also experience losing their sense of time. So what would be a procedure lasting a couple…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry CategoryTagged . Jul 23, 2016

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