Using sedation dentistry to enjoy visits to the dentist


oral_sedation, Houston, TX

Many patients in the area of Houston, TX may feel anxious when it comes to visiting the dentist. The team at Royal Dental understands this, which is why we are excited to offer solutions such as sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry provides patients with ways to feel relaxed before and during their dental appointment to ensure their experience in the dental chair is positive.


Reasons for sedation dentistry

There are several reasons why a patient may consider the benefits of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is good for:

• Patients with mild to severe anxieties about visiting the dentist

• Patients who are having extended treatments with long times in the dental chair

• Patients with strong gag reflexes or discomfort with others in their personal space

• Patients with medical conditions that can make it difficult to stay still during treatments

Methods of sedation available

At Royal Dental, we offer two methods of sedation for patient consideration:

• Oral conscious sedation – with oral conscious sedation, patients are prescribed a medication that they take prior to their appointment, approximately thirty minutes before they arrive. Patients are transported to the dental office and are relaxed when they arrive and throughout their treatment. They return home to rest and may have little to no recollection of the appointment.

• Nitrous oxide – for patients with mild to moderate anxieties, nitrous oxide may be an acceptable solution. Nitrous oxide is a special gas that patients can inhale through the nose to relax them almost immediately and throughout their treatment and can be easily reversed with the administration of oxygen so patients can drive back to work, school, or home.

Discuss sedation dentistry with our team of professionals today!

At Royal Dental, we have your best interests in mind, and we want to ensure that every experience at the dental office is a positive one. We welcome new and existing patients in the area of Houston, TX to connect with our team to learn about the advantages of sedation. We have eight convenient locations, but all appointments can be arranged via our main phone line at (713) 330-7700. We have practices in the areas of Sugarland, Baytown, Humble, and Pearland. Contact us today and get started with more comfortable appointments from this day forward!

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