IV and Oral Conscious Sedation in College Station, TX

If you feel scared of getting dental treatment or frightened at the prospect of going to a dentist, you are not alone. It is a fairly common condition, referred to as dental phobia. Many people have different degrees of dental phobia, which makes them reluctant to get dental treatment even when necessary. At College Station Periodontics, our priority is to ensure that all patients feel safe and comfortable during their dental visits. To help you feel relaxed during a procedure, we offer IV and oral conscious sedation in College Station, TX. Our dentists prescribe drugs in monitored dosages to ease dental anxiety and maintain optimum comfort. Call us today to learn more about sedation dentistry.

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    Who Are The Candidates for Dental Sedation?

    IV and oral conscious sedation in College Station, TX, is safe for people of all ages, but we usually reserve it for adults with dental anxiety. We recommend this option if you have:

    • Dental phobia
    • Fear of dental visits or treatments
    • A sensitive gag reflex
    • Fear of needles
    • Extreme tooth sensitivity
    • Low pain tolerance
    • Low sensitivity to local anesthesia
    • Special physical or behavioral needs

    We also suggest sedation dentistry to those patients who have to undergo a complex dental procedure that may involve multiple dental treatments such as tooth extraction, root canal, implant surgery, etc.

    IV and Oral Conscious Sedation

    How Does IV and Oral Conscious Sedation Work in College Station, TX?

    Among the different types of sedation dentistry, IV and oral conscious sedation in College Station, TX, are referred for those with moderate to severe dental anxiety. It induces a state of relaxation and numbs pain or discomfort during a dental procedure.

    IV sedation
    Also known as Intravenous conscious sedation, it involves injecting a sedative drug directly into your bloodstream through an IV line. IV sedation achieves the deepest level of conscious sedation in a dental office.

    During the process, our dentists will monitor your heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs to ensure that there are no complications. We can adjust the dosage and reverse it if necessary. IV sedation is best for those with severe dental phobia or undergoing complex dental procedures.

    Oral Conscious Sedation
    This process involves the intake of oral sedatives before dental treatment. Our dentist will give prescription drugs an hour before the treatment so you can feel relaxed throughout your appointment. You may drift off to sleep during treatment, but you will otherwise be conscious and aware of your surroundings.

    Oral conscious sedation is beneficial for those with moderate levels of dental fear or anxiety. It is also more convenient for those people who have a fear of needles and cannot undergo IV sedation.

    Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

    Sedation dentistry is an effective method to help people who feel hesitant to go to a dentist. IV and oral conscious sedation in College Station, TX, help relieve dental anxiety and make you feel comfortable during a dental procedure. Make sure to bring a friend or family member along to drive you back after a dental visit. For further information, visit our practice or call us at (979) 383-2230 to book an appointment.

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