Is dental fear or anxiety keeping you from visiting the dentist? Patients can rest easy with sedation dentistry.
Dr. Glen Wainwright offers sedation dentistry in Austin, Texas. The comfort of our patients is important to the dental staff of Austin Dental Care. We make every effort to ensure our patients are relaxed throughout all phases of their dental care. Patients with dental fear or anxiety benefit from sedation dentistry because it is a pain-free way to receive dental care. Learn more about the benefits of this general dental solution.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
By using sedation methods, Dr. Wainwright is able to:
- Complete procedures faster
- Relieve patient anxiety
- Provide pain-free care
- Reduce patient gag reflex
Sedation can be a great option for patients who:
- Suffer from dental fear or anxiety
- Experience tooth sensitivity
- Need multiple surgery treatments
- Have a strong gag reflex
Types of Dental Sedation in Austin, TX
Nitrous oxide: Also known as laugh gas, this option is administered through a nasal mask. The nitrous oxide takes effect quickly and allows patients to remain fully conscious during their dental procedures.
Oral conscious sedation: This type of sedation is administered by pill before treatment. Patients will remain conscious during treatment, but feel euphoric and groggy.
General anesthesia: Anesthesia is designed to allow patients to sleep during their treatment. Patients who choose this form of sedation will need a driver to take them to and from their appointment.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Is dental sedation safe?
Yes, dental sedation poses no harm to patients. We administer sedation at safe levels and are always monitoring you during treatment. Our dentist can go over all concerns you may have about sedation dentistry during your dental exam.
How long do the effects of oral sedation last?
Oral sedation can last from two to eight hours. The length of your sedation effectiveness depends on the type of oral sedation you receive. Nitrous Oxide lasts only until the end of treatment, before you leave the dentist office.
What does oral sedation feel like?
You may experience a calming effect and may feel drowsiness or tingling sensations. Oral sedation is painless since sedation and anesthetic are used. Some patients report feeling very happy and carefree.
Is sedation safe for children?
Sedation is used for children only when necessary. Sedation is usually preformed on children with disabilities and mental health challenges that may prevent them from cooperating at the dentist. General anesthesia may be used so the child can be asleep during the procedure.
Call our Dentist in Austin, TX for a Consultation Today
Dr. Wainwright is a dentist in Austin, Texas dedicated to giving patients the high-quality dental care they deserve at Austin Dental Care. Call our dentist office at 512-518-6392 or schedule a consultation online. We serve patients in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.