Experience No More Stress At The Dentist
At Muse Dental Studio, we want our office to be both a safe and comfortable place for our patients. We know that a large number of people experience different levels of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist and receiving dental treatments. Some patients are so fearful that they have a hard time even calling our office for an appointment and have gone years without any oral care. We understand these fears and do everything we can to help create a friendly and relaxing environment so our patients feel at ease. Although patient comfort is our top priority, we know that no matter what we do in the office to make it relaxing, there are still a number of patients who will have certain fears when visiting our office, and for those patients we are happy to offer sedation dentistry. Everyone deserves to get the care they need fear free. We offer three forms of sedation to our patients:
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This common method of sedation is more commonly known as “laughing gas” and is typically used during the length of treatment. This colorless and odorless gas is administered via mask and is breathed in through the nose during your procedure. The gas causes a feeling of extreme relaxation. You are still able to respond to anything you are asked to do. The effects wear off immediately when the gas is removed. There are no precautions that need to be taken before or after receiving nitrous oxide.
If you feel a heightened and more intense sense of anxiety this method might be for you. A sedation pill is taken orally approximately one hour before your treatment. You will feel extremely relaxed, yet you will remain alert and will be able to respond and understand what is happening during treatment. Due to the effects before and after treatment we require that you are driven to and from your appointment. After the sedation wears off you will have only faint memories of your appointment similar to remembering a dream.
This is the most intense form of sedation we offer in the office and is more commonly known as “twilight sleep.” Administered by an anesthesiologist, this method goes right into the bloodstream offering the most intense relaxation. You will not actually be sleeping, but in a total relaxed state. Precautions are the same as oral sedation.
If you are interested in learning more about using a form of sedation dentistry during your upcoming appointment or you have not visited the dentist in some time and are ready to schedule your appointment call our office located in Houston, TX. We look forward to welcoming you to our office.