Easier, More Comfortable Care with Sedation Dentistry
Dental sedation is not only for complicated procedures, like dental implant placement. When patients fear visiting the dentist, or experience a medical condition that makes treatment difficult, an appropriate level of sedation can help them relax enough to receive the dental care they need. During your consultation, Dr. Schmidt will discuss your concerns and the treatment you require, and what type and level of sedation is most appropriate.
Dental Sedation That We Offer
Nitrous Oxide (NO2)
Nitrous oxide is an inhaled sedative that creates a calm, relaxed feeling. Commonly known as laughing gas for its euphoric effects, nitrous oxide is exhaled immediately after being inhaled, so it doesn’t linger, and its effects fade quickly after your procedure. It is also the mildest form of sedation, and can be safely administered to children.
Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill or liquid, and is stronger than nitrous oxide (how much so depends on the exact dosage). For increased comfort, you may be instructed to take it the night before your appointment as well as shortly before the procedure.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
IV sedation is delivered intravenously, and requires close monitoring (and possibly adjustment) throughout your procedure. Before recommending it, Dr. Schmidt will carefully review the benefits and risks, and whether or not a combination of nitrous oxide and oral sedation would be preferable.
Call The Austin Dentist Today!
At The Austin Dentist, our philosophy is to provide the gift of service to everyone, and to create rewarding, lasting friendships with all of our patients. We offer a comprehensive list of dental health services in a beautiful environment, where you can receive the care you need from an intelligent, cheerful, patient-centered team. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph G. Schmidt, contact The Austin Dentist in Austin, TX today by calling (512) 328-1500.