IV Sedation Dentistry - Del Rio, TX

Making Your Smile a Priority Against Dental Anxiety

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Experiencing fear, anxiety, or hesitation regarding dental treatment is common. If this describes you, then rest assured that you are not alone. Feeling anxiety about getting treatment for your teeth can even cause you to avoid receiving the proper dental care, which can have negative, long-term consequences for your oral and systemic health, facial appearance, and even self-confidence.

The great news is that dental anesthesia can be a great option for those feeling hesitation due to potential pain or discomfort in dental procedures. With several options for sedation anesthesia near you, you no longer have to risk your oral health again!

IV Sedation and Its Benefits

Sedation Dentistry Services

dental patient taking oral sedation

Oral Sedation

As you may have assumed, oral sedation is a prescribed medication you take orally. In some cases, it can be taken an hour before your treatment or upon arrival to our Del Rio, TX office. Depending on the type of medication as well as the potency of your prescription you may feel anything from a moderate decrease in anxiety to feeling so relaxed you fall asleep in the chair! We’ll provide detailed guidance on the sedation we provide you including whether or not you’ll need someone to drive you home after your appointment.

dental patient under nitrous oxide sedation

Nitrous Oxide

Sometimes called “laughing gas” nitrous oxide is a gaseous medication you inhale through a nasal mask. Although you likely won’t laugh, you will feel drowsy and relaxed throughout your treatment. Expect to remain conscious, relaxed, and responsive throughout your care. After treatment is done, we’ll stop the nitrous oxide so you only breathe oxygen. The effects will wear off quickly allowing you to drive yourself home.

IV sedation bag

IV Sedation

Conscious IV sedation dentistry is a technique that involves delivering anesthesia through an intravenous line to alleviate anxiety and induce a relaxed state. While most patients experience a dream-like sensation when this dental anesthesia takes effect, they typically remain awake, although some may drift asleep.

This form of sedation dentistry is particularly valuable for complex procedures, like dental implant placements or wisdom teeth removals. Dr. Thomas Taylor recognizes that certain individuals grapple with heightened fear or anxiety, making procedures overwhelming or uncomfortable. That’s why we provide IV sedation as a convenient solution, catering to the diverse needs of our patients.

Enjoy Your Next Visit with Sedation Dentistry!

Contact us today for details on our dental anesthesia options.