Maybe you had a bad dental experience in the past. Maybe you’ve heard horror stories from others. Regardless of the reason for your dental anxiety, it can keep you from getting the dental care your smile needs to stay healthy. At Sunny Smile Dental, we are happy to provide solutions that can ease your mind and make oral treatment much easier and more comfortable. Would you like to take advantage of sedation dentistry in North Dallas, TX at your next dental appointment? Let us know so that we can better prepare for your visit.
If you just need to take the edge off your nerves or you’re undergoing a simple cleaning, nitrous oxide is likely the right sedation option for you. Throughout your appointment, you’ll inhale this gas, which is also commonly called laughing gas, and our team will be able to make any adjustments as necessary to ensure your comfort. It starts to take effect and wears off within minutes, allowing you to carry on with your normal day after your appointment.
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In some cases, IV sedation is a better option, especially for more severe cases of dental anxiety or for those who are having more complex procedures performed. Because the strong sedative is delivered straight to the bloodstream, it kicks in within a few minutes. Although you will likely remain awake, you will not be able to recall details from your appointment, and you’ll need someone to drive you home and monitor you for a few hours afterward.