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.
Why Choose R. David Brumbaugh, DDS for Sedation Dentistry?
- Advanced Dental Training in IV Sedation
- Comfortable, boutique-Styled 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 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 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.