Relax for Treatments with our Plano Sedation Dentist
While Dr. Bita Kamali and her dedicated dentistry team work hard to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they arrive, we know there are some patients who need a little extra help relaxing and feeling at ease during dental care. For these patients and many others, we may recommend oral conscious or nitrous oxide sedation. These dental sedatives allow our team to provide treatment for those patients with dental phobia, inability to numb with local anesthesia alone, sensitive teeth, gums, and gag reflexes, who need to complete multiple procedures in fewer appointments, and those who are unable to fully understand their care. If you or a loved one would like to find out more about dental sedation or schedule an appointment at Parkway Vista Dental, we invite you to contact our dental team. We welcome patients from Plano, Addison, and all of Far North Dallas to visit our dental practice.
Oral Conscious Sedation
A great sedative option for patients who have difficulty leaving home for the dentist’s office, oral conscious sedation offers mild to moderate sedative effects that last several hours. Patients are prescribed a sedative pill to take at a predetermined time before their appointment. As the name implies, patients remain conscious throughout their treatment, but most patients report feeling extremely relaxed and even dosing during treatments. The most appealing thing for many patients is that they typically don’t remember their visit the next day. Due to the long lasting effects of oral conscious sedation, patients should have a trusted friend or family member drive them to and from our office.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is one of the longest used forms of sedation. Often referred to as laughing gas due to the euphoric state patients achieve while under its influence, nitrous oxide relaxes patients and reduces sensitivity making them more comfortable throughout treatment. Inhaled through a nasal mask, nitrous oxide is fast acting and can be easily adjusted at any time throughout the course of the visit for optimal patient comfort. Additionally, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off as quickly as they take effect, which means patients are able to return to their regular daily activities immediately following their appointment.