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Sedation Dentistry – Denton, TX

Feel Comfortable And Relaxed At Our Dental Office

relaxed person smiling Have you been avoiding visiting a dentist in Denton because the thought of scheduling an appointment makes you feel anxious and scared? It may be nice to know that you’re not alone. In fact, dental phobias and fears impact over half of the population, according to a study published in the Dental Research Journal. Whether your fear was caused by a traumatic childhood experience or simply the thought of having metal tools in your mouth, you’ll finally be able to get the treatment you need with sedation dentistry. At Denton Dental Center, patient comfort is one of our top priorities, which is why we offer nitrous oxide to help our patients feel relaxed and at ease during their appointment. 

What is Sedation Dentistry?

nitrous oxide control knobs Thanks to advancements in dentistry, we’re able to offer treatments that help reduce our patients’ anxiety, discomfort, pain, and worry while they get the care they need. Depending on the severity of their fear or phobia, there are several types of sedation techniques that exist. At Denton Dental Center, we offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

Who Can Sedation Dentistry Help?

person leaning back in a chair Countless people are afraid to visit their dentist because they worry it will be painful or cause a panic attack. However, without timely treating oral health problems, they’ll get worse. This makes their predicament even worse, eventually resulting in them needing more costly and invasive procedures down the road. Sedation dentistry can benefit patients by:

If you suffer from any kind of dental anxiety, schedule a consultation with Dr. Balington today to learn whether nitrous oxide could help you have a smoother experience.

What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

smiling person lounging against a window We offer nitrous oxide sedation in Denton, which is an inhaled gaseous substance combined with oxygen that’s administered through a mask placed over your nose at the beginning of your appointment. Once you begin to relax, we can adjust the dosage as necessary, until your treatment is complete. The effects wear off almost immediately, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home a few minutes after we remove the mask.

We use the latest advanced technology that the dental world has to offer to improve our patients’ comfort and make every appointment virtually painless. We also accept patients of all ages, so you can schedule your entire family’s appointments for high-quality and thorough preventive dental care at Denton Dental Center.

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Sedation Dentistry FAQs

What Does It Feel Like to Be Sedated at the Dentist?

Our team offers patients with nitrous oxide sedation, which is one of the mildest forms of this kind of medication out there. Before beginning your scheduled dental procedure/treatment, our team will ask you to wear a nasal mask through which we’ll administer an odorless and colorless sedative. After a few moments, you should expect to feel much more relaxed and euphoric, as some patients mention feeling tingly in their arms and legs or even start to get the giggles—hence the nickname “laughing gas.” Since nitrous oxide is a mild sedative, you’ll be able to easily respond to questions and follow simple commands.

Is Sedation Dentistry Covered by Insurance?

In many instances, dental insurance companies will not offer coverage for the cost of sedation dentistry. Even so, there may be some exceptions to the policy, such as if a patient has a disability or condition that makes it incredibly challenging for them to sit still while undergoing dental treatment. Furthermore, those who require more extensive or lengthy procedures like root canals might have sedation partially covered for their treatment. Since every insurance plan is different, you’ll need to confirm the details of your benefits with your provider to see if you can minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. Our team will also be happy to help you navigate this process if necessary.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

As long as you’re receiving it from a trained professional, sedation dentistry is usually completely safe for most patients. Still, our team will need to first evaluate your medical history and review any current medications you might be taking before moving forward with administering nitrous oxide. The last thing we want is for you to have a negative reaction to the sedative while trying to undergo dental treatment. If you do receive nitrous oxide, our team will keep an eye on your vitals the entire time to ensure your safety throughout your appointment.

Can Dental Sedation Make You Sick?

It is incredibly rare for patients to experience nausea or other kinds of negative symptoms when receiving nitrous oxide sedation. Not only is this the mildest and quickest form of sedative, but it’s also the safest method. That’s why it can easily be used for patients of all ages. Of course, our team might recommend that you fast for several hours before arriving for your appointment just to ensure that you’re safe and to reduce the chances of any complications. If skipping meals is difficult for you, we can try scheduling your treatment right at the start of the day.

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