Oral Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentist in Plano

We understand that some patients are anxious and fearful about visiting the dentist. Some patients have memories from bad childhood dental experiences, while others are just bothered by the whole idea of dental treatment.
If you fall into one of those groups, we’re here to help calm your nerves.

At My Dentist in Plano, we want to make your experience as comfortable as possible. For some patients, that means taking advantage of our sedation dentistry offering.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Our patients have access to oral conscious sedation, in which they take an anti-anxiety pill and receive nitrous oxide, if needed, to reach a state of deep relaxation. For the ideal state of mind, patients should take that pill about an hour or two before their scheduled appointment and have a responsible adult accompany them to our office.

Not only are patients at ease during the appointment, most will have no recollection of the procedures performed afterward, so there’s no need to worry about coming out of our office with more bad dental memories.

Although patients are deeply relaxed, they do remain awake throughout the appointment, which allows them to respond to the dentist’s commands during treatment. Because patients are conscious, this is a particularly safe and effective approach to sedation.

Additionally, patients are closely monitored for any signs of distress while under sedation at our office.

Even patients without dental fear may want to take advantage of oral conscious sedation, if they are facing lengthy, complex procedures, such as smile makeovers. The sedation helps patients to tolerate longer sessions in the chair, reducing the number of appointments needed to complete the treatment.

Similarly, patients with a strong gag reflex or health problems that cause discomfort while sitting for long periods may also want to consider oral conscious sedation.

If your fear of dental treatment has been keeping you from achieving the smile of your dreams, ask a member of our staff about oral conscious sedation to see if it might be right for you.