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Anxiety over dental visits is actually much more common than you’d think. A lot of people suffer from anxiety that’s so bad they can’t even visit the dentist’s office to get the oral health care they need to live a healthy life.

That’s why sedation dentistry is a service we’re proud to offer at Houston smiledocs in Houston, Texas. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for even the most anxious of patients to visit with Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer, get the oral health care they need, and even enjoy the visit.

How does it work?

Sedation dentistry is administered most commonly through four different methods depending on the procedure being performed and the anxiety levels of the patient. Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer will make the final call. The goal of using sedatives is to calm the patient down enough so the fear of the appointment is gone.

What types of sedation are there?

There are four different levels of sedation, which go from weakest to strongest: laughing gas (nitrous), mild (delivered either by a pill or IV) that keeps you awake but sleep, moderate (delivered by pill or IV) which puts you on the edge of consciousness, and general anesthesia which, of course, makes you unconscious.

To schedule your appointment with sedation dentistry, call 713.784.6855 today.