Rest Easy through Dental Treatment
We aim to make every patient as comfortable as possible. We understand that some patients experience anxiety in the dentist’s chair, while others are especially sensitive to periodontal treatment, or require lengthy treatments. To help patients achieve the best possible comfort, Dr. Pylant offers sedation dentistry options at his Bedford office serving the Mid-Cities, Grapevine, Colleyville, and Southlake. Your oral health is incredibly important to your overall health. We believe that nothing should discourage you from seeking the dental treatment you need, so we are glad to offer these accommodations to alleviate any reservations you may have. If you are interested in learning more about how sedation dentistry can make your next treatment as calm and comfortable as possible, please contact our office today.
Kinds of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedatives to help calm and relax a patient during dental treatment. We offer a few different kinds of sedation to meet our patients’ individual needs:
- IV Sedation
- With IV sedation, a sedative is administered directly into a vein, helping patients to quickly reach a predictable level of sedation. Because IV sedation offers a high level of control over the level of sedation the patient experiences, it is often the preferred method of helping patients to achieve a state of calm and relaxation. Patients who chose IV sedation should ask a loved one to drive them home following their treatment. Patients should budget some time after their appointment to lie down and rest.
- Oral Conscious Sedation
- We provide an oral sedative that patients take in our office about an hour before the procedure. Once the sedative has taken effect, the patient achieves a state of “twilight sleep,” which can be described as extreme relaxation on the verge of sleep. The patient is still able to respond to commands, but will probably retain no memories of treatment after the sedative subsides. It is very important that any patient who chooses to undergo oral conscious sedation has a loved one or friend who can drive them home afterwards. As with IV sedation, patients may need to rest after they return home.
- Nitrous Sedation
- Nitrous sedation uses a special gas called nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas,” which is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. With nitrous sedation, the sedative is inhaled through a mask worn over the nose. The level of sedation is controlled by the amount of nitrous oxide administered. Patients can typically drive themselves home safely following nitrous sedation.
Learn More about Sedation Dentistry
If you experience anxiety at the dentist, or if you are especially sensitive to dental treatments, we can help you achieve supreme relaxation during treatment. Sedation dentistry allows you to leave our offices with a healthy, beautiful smile, but with little or no memory of the treatment itself. Your oral health is an invaluable asset that should never be ignored because of anxiety or sensitivity in the dentist’s chair. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make every visit to our office relaxing and comfortable.