For some men, women, and children, going to the dentist can be very stressful. That’s why Dr. Rosita Hamidi of Smile Time Dental of Houston and her staff specializes in sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide — commonly known as laughing gas — and oral conscious sedation. Along with other treatments, sedation helps put even the most anxious patient at ease during any dental procedure. To find out how sedation dentistry can enhance your experience, book an appointment online or call the office in the west side of Houston in Shadow Oaks now.
Sedation Dentistry Q & A
What is sedation dentistry?
If the thought of going to the dentist makes you feel anxious, sedation dentistry can help you feel comfortable.
Dental experts who perform sedation dentistry use different types of medications to help the patient relax during surgery or a routine dental procedure.
Dr. Hamidi uses a very personalized approach to the process, creating a customized sedation plan that takes into account each person’s needs and fears. This can help calm children and adults who experience dental anxiety over routine visits and can also be appropriate for people who are undergoing a longer procedure.
Dr. Hamidia combines sedation dentistry with her gentle and compassionate approach, creating a positive experience for everyone she treats.
What are the types of sedation used for dental work?
Several approaches can help patients relax for their dental visit. A few of the more popular anti-anxiety methods Dr. Hamidi and her team use include:
Nitrous oxide or laughing gas: relaxes patients without putting them to sleep
Oral sedation: giving oral medications to help the patient relax before a procedure while still being awake
Other options: including anti-anxiety medications that are inhaled, given by injections, or given intravenously
Regardless of which option you choose, you can expect sedation dentistry to provide a comfortable visit that allows you to get the benefits of Dr. Hamidi’s dental expertise without feeling added anxiety or stress.
Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
Adults and children who experience anxiety in the dental chair benefit from talking with Dr. Hamidi about the range of sedation dentistry options that exist. These methods help to manage your fear, so your experience is more comfortable and enjoyable.
You’ll need to share information about your current health and list all medications you are taking, so Dr. Hamidi can create a plan tailored to your specific needs.
Does sedation dentistry cause any side effects?
Most children and adults tolerate sedation methods without any significant side effects, making it an appealing option to explore. To find out how dental sedation can work for you, book an appointment online or call the office today.