Dr. Bradley Dean offers a variety of sedation dentistry techniques, including IV sedation and oral sedation. These therapies are delivered in our Plano, TX dental office under careful supervision. We are committed to providing you with the safest and most reliable methods of sedation dentistry available. Dr. Dean’s in-depth experience with sedation dentistry is highly unique. This makes it possible for patients to receive the dental care they need without fear or anxiety. More procedures can be performed in a single visit, saving the patient time and money.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation dentistry delivers medication directly through the blood stream to provide immediate relaxation and comfort prior to treatment. Dr. Dean is licensed and trained to provide this sedation dentistry technique. The effects of IV sedation resolve quickly once the IV is removed. This technique has a faster recovery with fewer side effects as compared to oral sedation.
Oral Dental Sedation
Oral sedation dentistry is administered by taking a pill that relaxes patients to the point of sleep, while still allowing them full control over their body functions and breathing rate.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Whether you have dental anxiety, severe gag reflex, jaw joint soreness, difficulty getting numb or just have a hectic schedule, sedation can allow you to safely and comfortably get the dental care you need. Sedation dentistry delivers an amnesia quality effect, which for most patients prevents their memory of the visit. The technique is often referred to as “sleep dentistry” because of this and its other pleasant effects. Some benefits include:
- Enhances effectiveness of anesthetic
- Decreases gag reflex
- Alleviates anxiety
- Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
- Enables more treatment to be provided in fewer visits