At Houston smiledocs, we understand that you may be apprehensive about visiting the dentist for one or many reasons. If you would rather endure the discomfort that can be caused by dental problems than visit a dental office, we have the solution for you. Our caring dentists, Drs. Farmer and Farmer, are determined to provide you with the most comfortable dental experience possible. To give you the comfortable experience you deserve, we are proud to offer several sedatives. Depending on your individual needs, we may recommend one of the following forms of sedation:
- Oral Sedation: Oral sedation is given in the form of a pill. We will ask you to take it about an hour before your procedure. Our dentist will determine the dosage that you need depending on your circumstances. Generally, with this type of anesthesia, you will be groggy and maybe enter into a very light sleep.
- IV Sedation: IV sedation is administered directly through the veins. This will allow our team to constantly adjust the amount of sedation you receive.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation: The final type of sedation is frequently known as laughing gas. If laughing gas is chosen, our team will give you a nose mask and ask you to breathe normally through your nose. Within minutes, you will feel the tingly—maybe euphoric—effects of laughing gas. One of the benefits of laughing gas is the fact that its effects will also wear off within minutes.
If you have any questions about sedatives, like nitrous oxide in Houston, Texas, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile.