What is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is an effective method used for treating patients that struggle with anxiety when visiting their dentist. Sedation dentistry allows for the patient to feel relaxed during their dental procedure – providing the ultimate comfort for anxious adults.
Patients are given a small pill that helps them relax and allows them to be unaware of their surroundings for a particular period of time. As a result, patients have no memory of the appointment, including the sounds or smells.
In order to ensure your safety at all times, our patients are monitored continually by our specially trained team of professionals. Here at Today’s Family Dental, our Waco dentists and skilled staff have received extensive training in sedation dentistry from leading specialists in order to ensure we provide the best care possible.
Sedation dentistry, although effective, is only recommended for adults. However, not all adults may qualify. Consulting with our Waco dentists will help ensure that you’re a good candidate by taking part in a medical screening and evaluation.
Patients who do qualify for sedation dentistry and would find it especially useful include those who:
- Have high anxiety about dental visits
- Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Have TMJ troubles and cannot open their mouth for extended periods
- Are afraid of needles
- Have sensitive teeth
- Hate the noises and/or smells associated with dental care
- Simply do not have the time for multiple visits
Procedure: What to Expect
When choosing sedation dentistry, you will be given a dose in pill form to take one hour prior to the appointment in order to allow the effects to settle in. For your safety, it is imperative that you have a companion drive you to and from our dental office.
By the time you arrive for your appointment, you should be relaxed thanks to the sedation medication. Our staff will then escort you to a comfortable chair and a small sensor will be placed on your fingertip. The purpose of the sensor is to allow our trained staff to monitor your vital signs throughout your dental procedure.
Our Waco dentists will then begin your dental care and once they’ve finished, your companion will drive you home to get rest.
Explore Sedation Dentistry in Waco, TX
If you suffer from extreme anxiety and avoid the dentist at all costs, you should consider sedation dentistry in Waco, TX. Here at Today’s Family Dental, our highly skilled dentists and staff are trained by the best specialist in sedation dentistry – giving you the utmost professional care. Our priority is your health! Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.