Sedation dentistry can help you overcome dental anxiety, phobia, or fear so you can undergo essential dental procedures and treatments that protect and enhance your dental health. At Austin Advanced Dentistry in Austin, Texas, the skilled dental team provides comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide. Learn more about sedation dentistry by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Sedation dentistry is the practice of managing fear and pain to carry out necessary and beneficial dental treatments. The assurance of relaxation and gentle approaches can sometimes be enough for someone to consider a procedure they were avoiding due to anxiety.
There are three main types of sedation dentistry: Oral, relative analgesia, and intravenous.
The team at Austin Advanced Dentistry offers relative analgesia, or inhalation sedation, which involves inhaling the sedative as a gas, such as nitrous oxide, through a mouth or nosepiece using a special mask. This helps induce a calming state that helps you relax during your procedure.
If you’re avoiding the dentist due to anxiety or fear, dental complications are more likely to arise when you miss out on sufficient, professional care. You might need more invasive dental procedures and treatments in the future if bacteria are left to fester and diseases like periodontal disease aren’t treated appropriately.
Sedation dentistry relieves your anxiety — the obstacle preventing you from receiving beneficial dental care.
Your provider might suggest sedation dentistry if you have:
Recurring dental care reduces your risk of disease and damage and keeps your smile healthy. Your provider works with you to determine the best course of action to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
If you have any anxiety or concerns surrounding any aspect of your dental care, you can depend on the professionals at Austin Advanced Dentistry for unwavering and compassionate support. Call the office or request your next appointment online today.