If dental appointments make you nervous, or if you are especially sensitive to light and sound, Sealy Dental Center has a relaxing sedation dentistry option for you!
We offer the top sedation dentistry services in the Sealy, TX area because we tailor it to each and every patient's unique needs. Our doctors are also happy to offer an appropriate sedative to patients who have special healthcare needs.
Whether you need a simple teeth cleaning, or you are coming in for an oral surgery, we have a healthy, comforting solution for you. Prior to adding sedation to your treatment, we will review your health history to verify that we are choosing the very best option for your mind and body!
Sedation Dentistry Options
Our Sealy, TX dentist office offers the following levels of sedation:
Laughing gas is the lightest form of sedation we offer. With this form of sedation, you can expect to be fully relaxed while still fully awake and able to follow instructions.
Used in dentistry for over two centuries, laughing gas is a safe, effective way to ease nerves in anxious patients or restore calm in young patients. Our doctors have the ability to control the amount of gas you'll get during the procedure, ensuring you are receiving just the right amount.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is usually administered in either pill or syrup form and is provided at least 30 minutes before treatment. This moderate form of sedation is designed to eliminate worry, anxiety, and in some cases pain for patients of all ages.
With this form of sedation, you can expect to be awake, though some patients do drift off to sleep. Many do not carry memories of the treatment, making it a great option for those who traditionally struggle with dental visits.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is also known by some as sleep dentistry. IV sedation is usually offered to patients with extreme dental anxiety, to those with special healthcare needs that make it difficult to sit through a dental appointment, or to those who are undergoing an oral surgery or a long procedure.
Similar to laughing gas, IV sedation can be adjusted during the procedure so that you'll always get just the right amount of medicine.
Please note, if you opt for either oral conscious sedation or IV sedation, a trusted friend, family member, or caretaker must drive you to and from your appointment.
Questions About Our Sedation Dentistry Services?
Dental treatments should never be uncomfortable or scary! Call Sealy Dental Center today to learn more about how sedation dentistry could transform your dental care.