Effective Dental Sedation And The Patient Experience

Comfortable dental patient sedation conceptWhen you find the right dentist, you can have an easier time feeling comfortable with oral health care. This can be the case even when you need more involved work to address issues with your appearance or well-being. However, reaching this level of ease can be difficult for people who experience feelings of dental anxiety. It may be difficult for some to avoid feelings of discomfort during any appointment, even a routine exam. In other cases, fear around more involved restorative procedures can be what holds people back from care.

Our Dallas, TX dental office is ready to help if anxiety around care impacts you. With the dental sedation options that we provide, we can help you feel at ease during different types of treatment. We can discuss which option is right for you based on your degree of unease and the kind of dental work you need to arrange. Dr. R David Brumbaugh is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and trained to respond to emergency situations thanks to his advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) Health Care Provider Certification.

Is Sedation Necessary For Every Dental Appointment?

While some patients require dental sedation of some kind at every appointment, including dental checkups, others may only request it when they need a longer or more involved procedure. Ultimately, the goal of including dental sedation in treatment is to make sure patients have the right care whenever they are in the dentist’s chair. Because of this, we can work with you to make sure that it is available when you need it.

We Offer Different Types Of Sedation For Patients

There are different options for dental sedation that are available for your use during your appointment. Nitrous oxide, often referred to by the name “laughing gas,” is nasally administered throughout your procedure. Its effects allow you to remain conscious and responsive, but the feeling it gives you can keep you in a state of calm throughout your procedure. Because the gas has little impact after it stops being supplied, you can have an easy time returning to your routine plans. For more extensive procedures, and for people who have stronger feelings of unease, our office is prepared to offer IV sedation. This is a more potent form of sedation, one that our office is equipped to provide when extra support is needed.

Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dental Office About Dental Sedation!

Because we can offer different forms of dental sedation, including IV sedation, the dental office of Dr. Brumbaugh is prepared to support patients who need assistance with feeling at ease during procedures. If you would like to learn more about these different forms of sedation, or if there are any other questions that we can answer for you, please call our Dallas, TX dental practice at (214) 369-5159.