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Sedation Dentistry Q&A

Sedation Dentistry

Do you suffer from dental fear or anxiety? Sedation dentistry can help. Dr. Bradley Dean offers sedation dentistry options to patients in his Plano, TX office. This type of dentistry aims to relax patients during dental procedures using the least medication possible. Dr. Dean and his professional team are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care to their patients through sedation dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Want to know more about sedation dentistry? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry below:

What is sedation dentistry used for?

Sedation dentistry is a treatment method that is commonly used for patients who have:

  • Anxiety
  • Fear of the dentist
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Sensitive oral nerves
  • Resistance to oral anesthetic

In cases where patients have multiple complex procedures, sedation methods may also be used.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry provides multiple benefits to both patients and dentists. Sedation dentistry:

  • Provides anxiety relief to patients
  • Reduces the procedure time
  • Can cause anterograde amnesia (patients do not remember treatment)
  • Reduces the gag reflex
  • Offers pain relief to patients
  • Allows dentists to complete procedures effectively

Patients can feel safer and more relaxed with this type of dental treatment.

What are the differences between IV sedation and oral dental sedation?

IV sedation delivers medicine through an intravenous tube to keep patients relaxed throughout a dental procedure. Oral dental sedation uses a pill so that patients are relaxed but conscious throughout treatment. Patients are monitored during procedures to make sure that they are comfortable and safe. Those who are pregnant, have heart conditions, or are allergic to specific medications may not be good candidates for treatment with IV sedation.

Do you feel pain with sedation dentistry?

You should not be able to feel pain during dental procedures with IV or oral dental sedation. You may feel uncomfortable after a procedure but can take prescribed medication to assuage the pain.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Get the dental care you need with sedation dentistry. Call Dr. Dean’s Plano, TX office at (972) 666-1594. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Dean and his professional staff online here.