Sedation Dentistry in Pasadena, TX

What is Sedation Dentistry?

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Sedation Options

For example, options for sedation during dental visits include:

Inhaled Minimal Sedation

For this type of sedation, you breathe nitrous oxide with oxygen through a mask over your nose. Many people call this “laughing gas.” You quickly feel relaxed. The sedation wears off quickly, so you can still drive yourself home or return to work.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation varies from minimal to moderate, depending on your dose. Minimal oral sedation involves taking a Halcion pill or other medication about an hour before the procedure. Specifically, this makes you feel a bit sleepy, but you remain awake and aware. For moderate sedation, you take a larger dose and may fall asleep during your procedure.

IV Sedation

For IV sedation, the dental professional provides intravenous sedative medication through a vein. This makes your sedation work quickly at easily adjusted levels.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia involves medications causing unconsciousness or near unconsciousness. This deep sedation puts you to sleep until the medication wears off. In fact, all of these sedation options customize your dental experience. You usually need local anesthetic, too. These local injections prevent you from feeling discomfort during dental work.

Is Sedation Right for You?

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Family Dental Care and Services

Your dentist in Pasadena, TX provides the dental services you need for healthy teeth and gums. Some services involve oral surgeries through a specialist, whereas others take place in the dentist’s office. Services you can count on from Laughlin Dental include:

Your dentist at Laughlin Dental works hard with you to help you avoid needing surgery. Focus on preventing your need for oral surgery through your best routine oral health care and hygiene. Start that best oral health by scheduling your next visit with Laughlin Dental now at (281) 801-6818.

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