Visiting the dentist can be stressful for a lot of people, especially those who suffer from extensive dental phobia. Here at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of Hurst, we care about creating an environment where you can feel relaxed at all times. Some patients might need more help than others, which is where the multiple options for sedation dentistry in our Hurst, TX dental office come in. A well-chosen sedative will make it seem like all your worries have vanished, letting the rest of the appointment run smoothly. Give us a call to learn more about how you or your loved ones could benefit from sedation at your next appointment.
When oral sedation is selected for your dental procedure, you’ll be prescribed a special medication, which you’ll take at a set time before your appointment to put your mind and body in a highly relaxed state. You’ll remain awake during the treatment; you might doze off, but we can simply wake you up. That said, many patients end up not remembering the treatment at all and feel like they may as well have slept through the whole thing.
Dental offices have been using nitrous oxide for over a century now, and it remains an excellent option for those with mild to moderate dental fears. No preparations are required before your visit; you’ll simply be given a mask to wear over your nose. As you breathe in the sedative mixed with oxygen, you’ll start to feel very calm, and you’ll remain in that state for the entire appointment. Notably, once the mask is removed, you’ll recover quickly and will be in a position where you can drive yourself home or back to work to continue your day as normal.