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Oral Sedation Dentistry Dallas, TX

Many patients avoid going to the dentist because they suffer from fear of the dentist (dental anxiety). When people avoid going to the dentist, complex dental problems can begin to develop. The key to treating and diagnosing dental problems is catching them early enough to avoid any complex treatment.

You should not let fear be the reason you avoid getting a healthy smile. Whether you suffer from dental fear or are in need of extensive periodontal treatments, Dr. Bradley Dean offers oral sedation dentistry. He will make sure your dental implant or periodontal procedure is pain-free at his Dallas area dentist office. Oral sedation dentistry is a great option for people receiving necessary care in the most comfortable, relaxed manner. It has proven to be highly effective and safe.

A Solution for Dental Anxiety in Dallas

Many people avoid the dentist due to fear, anxiety and bad past experiences. Regular dental appointments are vital to optimal oral health. At the periodontal office of Dr. Dean, we will take all the time you need to tell us about your story and past experiences.

We will understand your fears, anxieties and concerns about having to go through the emotional process of receiving dental treatment. Our entire staff is judgement free and is here to help you in any way possible. Dental sedation is a very safe and effective solution that allows our patients to receive the dental care they need without the fear and anxiety.

Instead of skipping your treatment, we highly recommend considering our oral conscious sedation method to keep you relaxed at your appointments.

About Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation dentistry provides “light sedation” in order to ease anxiety. Dallas dentist, Dr. Dean, will prescribe a medication (in pill form, not nitrous oxide/laughing gas) that you will take about an hour before your visit. After we administer the pill, the patient will remain conscious but will not feel any pain. You must have a responsible adult escort you to and from your appointment, as oral medications will impair your ability to drive.

You will remain fully conscious and able to breathe independently during the procedure. Once the procedure is complete, most patients do not remember most of their procedure, despite being awake throughout it.

A drawback to oral sedation is the unpredictability of side effects and reactions. In some cases, the recovery can be uncomfortable with unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, headache and/or nausea.

Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Oral conscious sedation is a modern, safe and effective technique. It can help patients who are anxious about visiting the periodontist, have difficulty with dentures or are undergoing extensive treatment. It eliminates anxiety and reduces the need for more painful procedures. More benefits include:

  • We will not have to use needles.
  • Prescription medication taken before your visit.
  • More affordable compared to intravenous sedation dentistry.
  • Allows the dentist to perform more dental work in fewer visits.
  • The patient can communicate with their dentist and ask questions during the procedure.
  • It allows for more precise placement of dental implants, bridges, crowns, and tooth restorations that require anesthesia.

Can I drive after I take oral sedation?

No. We will require you to have a reliable ride to and from your appointment. Even though you are not put to sleep with oral conscious sedation, it can take a few hours for effects to wear off.

I am scared of needles, can I use oral sedation?

Yes! There are many reasons Dr. Dean may recommend oral sedation, including the fear of needles. Other reasons include:

  • Feeling nervous about your upcoming appointment
  • Severe fear or anxiety
  • You have a strong gag reflex
  • Have difficulty sitting for long periods of time
  • If you simply want to remain calm because you are completing many procedures in a single visit

Do I qualify for oral sedation options?

Most patients qualify for sedation dentistry. however, if you have a medical history that includes any of the following: heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, or other chronic conditions; then you will need to consult with your primary doctor before deciding on what type of dental sedation is best for you.

Request an Appointment Today

Dr. Dean offers oral sedation and IV sedation whether you have a fear of the periodontist or just need to be at peace. Dr. Dean is licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in Sedation Dentistry. He has taken the required hours of continuing education to maintain his anesthesia permit. He will evaluate your overall health and your medical history to ensure your safety. If you have additional questions about sedation or dental implant periodontistry, request an appointment online or give us a call and we will be glad to assist you.