Sedation Dentistry

Our team understands how daunting going to the dentist can be for patients who have a dental phobia, or for patients who need extensive dental work.

This is why we offer sedation dentistry to North Dallas patients who need help relaxing. Through various safe and effective forms of sedation, Dr. K can eliminate nervousness while conducting multiple procedures in as little as a single sitting.

Your Smile Is in Excellent Hands

Nearly 5 to 10 percent of adults within the United States are considered to suffer from dental phobia. Many of those patients would rather put their oral health in jeopardy than receive treatment at a dental facility.

Fear of pain and the unknown can indeed be a strong motivator for avoiding the dentist. But by answering all of your questions, addressing all of your concerns, and properly educating you on what to expect before, during, and after treatment, our team can help you to feel more confident in your decision for treatment.

We value establishing and maintaining professional relationships with our patients by communicating with them and expressing, through both our words and actions, how we always keep their best interest in mind when providing treatment.

Committed to Quality, Comprehensive Care

For your convenience and comfort, we offer two types of sedation dentistry at our North Dallas dental facility.

Oral Conscious Sedation – Oral conscious sedation is administered through a prescription pill roughly one hour before your dental appointment. The sedative induces a calm, yet conscious state, prompting your body to relax. You will arrive for your dental appointment feeling at ease and stress-free. An additional anesthetic will be administered at the beginning of your appointment to help you rest comfortably. The effects of the sedative last throughout the appointment, and you will have little to no recollection of the procedure.

Nitrous Oxide – Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an inhalant that takes effect immediately and keeps you calm and relaxed, yet responsive. The sedative helps you to drift into a state of deep relaxation, settling your nerves and easing your worries. Nitrous oxide is administered under doctor supervision, and your heart rate and vitals are monitored throughout your procedure.

For any procedure that involves the use of sedation, our team requires a patient to be accompanied by a driver. The effects of sedation generally wear off over the course of a few hours, but for your safety, we advise you to remain under someone’s supervision following treatment. Because Dr. K genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients, he always follows up with them to ensure they are comfortable and satisfied with the outcome of their procedures. He will provide you with information regarding measures that may need to be taken if an emergency occurs following your treatment.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

There are multiple benefits of sedation dentistry, some of which include:

  • Removes anxiety
  • Relieves stress
  • Calms nerves
  • Multiple procedures can be performed at once
  • No need for needles or IVs with oral and nitrous oxide sedation
  • Little or no memory of your procedure
  • Eased fear of pain
  • Reduced pain through a local anesthetic
  • Allows our dentist to perform your procedure free of patient conflict

Don’t compromise your oral health any longer because of a fear of going to the dentist. Contact Elegant Smiles Dentistry in North Dallas today to learn more about sedation dentistry and how our caring, gentle specialists can help you remain calm, comfortable, and relaxed from the moment you walk through our doors to the time following your treatment.