Conscious Sedation Testimonial
I took the medication one hour before my appointment. When my husband drove me to the office I was not apprehensive or nervous about the procedure. I was awake but just relaxed. I did not need the second pill that was available. Once they started the process and put the gas on me I don’t remember much about what happened. I was fully awake, (I probably napped some). I had no pain at all. No bad feelings… no sickness. I went home and napped the afternoon away. I would highly recommend and will always use this process.
– Debbie P.
If you feel nervous about visiting a dentist, then we invite you to ask us about conscious sedation. We offer several different sedation methods at Randall Dental Associates - Texas Dentistry which help you feel calm and comfortable as we perform oral health care services. Please contact Dr. Andrew Randall and our team if you want to learn more about conscious sedation in Dallas, Texas.
Many patients experience dental anxiety, or a fear of visiting a dental office. This may develop because of a bad experience as a child, fear of needles, embarrassment over the state of your teeth, or fear of pain. Patients with dental anxiety may even avoid visiting a dentist altogether, which is very bad for their oral health in the long run. However, you can relax at our office because we offer conscious sedation.
Conscious sedation is a means by which we help anxious patients feel calm during their appointments. Like its name suggests, you will not fall asleep while using sedation; you will simply feel very relaxed. There are several forms of dental sedation, including:
- Nitrous Oxide: also known as laughing gas, patients breath this odorless gas through the nose. The affects wear off once the patient stops breathing in the gas.
- Oral Sedation: patients will be provided with a pill to take prior to their appointment. By the time you get to your appointment, you will be relaxed and at-ease. You will need a family member or friend to drive you to and from your appointment.
To learn more about how our conscious sedation can benefit you, call our dental team today.