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Sedation Dentistry

Animated cat eating suckerIf you or your child feel anxious or nervous about their visit to Safari Dental, our dentists may suggest sedation dentistry. We are pleased to offer conscious sedation to help patients feel at ease during their appointment. For more information about the benefits of sedation dentistry and to schedule a visit with our friendly College Station dental team, we invite you to contact our office in Bryan, TX today.

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

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Nitrous oxide is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.

Oral Sedation

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Oral sedation involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.

IV Sedation for Kids

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IV sedation involves administering sedative medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our pediatric dentists to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that your child stays comfortable. IV sedation is a form of unconscious sedation, meaning your child will be completely asleep during their treatment. A trained anesthesiologist monitors their vitals throughout the process and ensures their comfort and safety while our trained pediatric dentists preform their treatment.

Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced dentists and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist’s office in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.