Sedation Dentistry – Dallas, TX
The Relaxing Dental Visit You Deserve
Do you feel a little bit anxious whenever you visit your dentist? That’s not unusual at all; many people find themselves nervous even when receiving a normal dental checkup. However, there are patients who suffer from more severe anxieties or even outright phobias when it comes to dentistry due to their own past experiences or apprehension of a specific procedure. Children and patients with developmental disabilities are especially likely to experience fear during their appointments. Not only can this make the visit itself unpleasant, but stressing about it could lead to high blood pressure and trouble sleeping the night before. In extreme cases, it can be so bad that patients simply avoid dental care altogether and only ever visit a dentist once they’re in the middle of a dental emergency. We can help you relieve dental anxiety with sedation dentistry in Dallas, TX.
Why Choose R. David Brumbaugh, DDS for Sedation Dentistry?
- Advanced Dental Training in IV Sedation
- Comfortable, boutique-Styled Dental Office
- Focused on Overcoming Dental Anxiety
Dr. Brumbaugh is licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in the administration of intravenous (IV), oral and Nitrous Oxide sedation. He holds advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) Health Care Provider Certification and is trained to handle emergency situations should one ever present. Dr. Brumbaugh is also a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
IV Dental Sedation
IV sedation is used for patients with severe phobias or for specific procedures where nitrous oxide wouldn’t be enough to ensure a comfortable, stress-free experience. The medication will be delivered directly into a vein on your hand or arm; we can adjust the sedation level throughout the procedure as needed. The effects of IV sedation take a while to completely wear off, so you should make arrangements to have another trusted adult take you home afterwards.
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Not all cases of dental anxiety are particularly extreme. For milder cases, simple nitrous oxide sedation is appropriate. As you breathe in the gas, you’ll quickly feel its effects and enter a state of relaxation. You will not be asleep (and will be perfectly capable of answering questions or following instructions), but you also won’t feel pain, and you won’t be worried about what is going on around you. After the procedure, you’ll recover within a few minutes so that you can drive yourself home or back to work.
Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Taking care of your oral health shouldn’t cause you stress or discomfort. With our reliable dental sedation, we can help you have the relaxing dental visit you deserve. We’ll be happy to meet you for a consultation to ensure that sedation dentistry is right for you and to personally answer all your questions. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions and their answers below so you can learn more. If you have more questions or when you’re ready to schedule your next appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
When you visit Dr. Brumbaugh for sedation dentistry, you can rest comfortably knowing that you’re in capable, experienced, and highly trained hands. He is fully licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to administer all types of sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and IV sedation. As a certified member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, he’s completed countless hours of advanced training and always prioritizes patient safety. He and his experienced team will monitor your wellbeing throughout your procedure and adjust your level of sedation if ever needed. Plus, in the rare event of an emergency, Dr. Brumbaugh is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. When provided through a seasoned and respected dentist like Dr. Brumbaugh, sedation dentistry is extremely safe.
Will I Feel Any Pain with Sedation Dentistry?
While sedation dentistry is not specifically a pain medication, you are unlikely to feel any pain all during your treatment with sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry relies on antianxiety medication that reduces your response to sights, sounds, and sensations that would typically cause you emotional or physical discomfort. The most you’ll feel is some slight pressure in your mouth as we work, and if you are using oral conscious or IV sedation, you are unlikely to remember most of your treatment afterward anyways.
Does Dental Sedation Put You to Sleep?
Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are more powerful than nitrous oxide sedation. Typically, you’ll feel groggy after your procedure for several hours and you won’t likely remember what your appointment was like. However, to many patients’ surprise, dental sedation does not put patients to sleep or knock them unconscious. While you may feel so relaxed that you doze off during your treatment, you can be easily awoken at any point and will be conscious enough to follow basic instructions from our team.
Which Type of Dental Sedation Is Right for Me?
It’s important to choose the right type of dental sedation for you to ensure your specific needs are met. That’s why we’ll first meet with you for a consultation to discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and review your health. With all these factors in mind, we’ll go over all your options with you and help you determine which one would be the safest and most effective for you.