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Sedation Dentistry

What is Sedation Dentistry?

When teeth are damaged due to decay or are compromised or weakened in any way, dental crowns are used to restore the strength, look, and function of the affected teeth. Dental crowns are caps or covers that are meant to protect your tooth after it has been restored from damage. At Austin 3D Dental, we take great care to ensure that your dental crowns look, feel, and function the same as your natural teeth, giving you natural results that will enhance your smile and make you feel confident.

Why is Sedation Dentistry needed?

Regardless of age, it’s not unusual to be afraid of visiting the dentist. If you’ve been forgoing treatment because of this anxiety, it is time to take charge of your oral health and consider sedation dentistry. Some of the reasons you’d benefit from sedation include:

• You have severe anxiety over visiting the office

• You have a hard time sitting still for treatment

• You suffer panic attacks before or during treatment

• You’re undergoing a more invasive procedure

• Your child is panicked and fearful over the dentist

Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation is safely monitored throughout your appointment, so it’s a great choice for most patients. In fact, even children can benefit from sedation because of how it relaxes them while they have work done. Most patients who want sedation can have it administered in a manner that is right for them. Because we offer three different types of sedation, you can choose the one that fits your needs the best.

What happens during Sedation Dentistry?

For nitrous oxide sedation, most commonly called laughing gas, we place a small mask over your nose. You will breathe in the sweet-smelling gas while it thoroughly and deeply relaxes you. We will then perform the procedure as usual, and the effects only last for as long as the mask is over your nose. Oral conscious sedation involves taking a small pill prior to your appointment. This will help to relax you deeply, while helping you to remain in a conscious state. IV sedation is best suited for our patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures. It involves placing an IV in the arm and administering a sedative to put you into a sleep-like state.

If you think you may need sedation dentistry and want to learn more about your options, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.