Every year, millions of US adults avoid visiting the dentist due to dental fear or anxiety. While our state-of-the-art office and friendly dental team work hard to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable, we know that some patients need a little extra help relaxing during dental treatments. Additionally, severe dental sensitivity makes even the most basic treatment painful for patients. At Houston Uptown Dentists, we offer sedation dentistry to help patients receive stress, fear, and pain-free dental care.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation is inhaled through the nose during treatment offering patients a relaxed, euphoric experience. Safely monitored by our dental team, we easily adjust the dosage throughout treatment. Nitrous oxide takes effect quickly and wears off right away allowing patients to return to their regular activities following treatment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a pill taken at a predetermined time prior to your visit allowing you to relax throughout treatment. While patients remain awake during care, they are calmer, more relaxed, and experience significantly reduced discomfort. Due to the long lasting effects of the sedatives, patients need a trusted friend or family member to drive them to and from our office.
Intravenous sedation uses sedatives administered intravenously combing the best of both other forms of sedation: the safe in-office administration of nitrous oxide and the increased sedative effects of oral conscious sedation. We are able to adjust the dosage of IV sedation during care, and the effects are long lasting. As with oral conscious sedation, patients will need a trusted friend or family member to drive them to and from our office.