Anxious About Going to the Dentist? You Are Not Alone.
Sedation Dentistry in the heart of Austin TX
Are you deeply anxious about going to the dentist? Does your fear of dentists make you put off procedures that you need for your oral health? Derby Dental is proud to offer sedation dentistry to our patients in Austin, TX who suffer from severe dental anxiety.
What We Can Do to Minimize Your Anxiety - Types of Sedation Dentistry We Offer
Inhaled Minimal Sedation (Nitrous Oxide)
“Laughing Gas” has long been used in dental practices. During inhaled sedation, a mask is placed over your nose and you breathe naturally. The nitrous oxide helps you relax and makes the appointment fly by, but you are still awake and can interact with your dentist and care team. Inhaled sedation wears off very quickly so you can drive yourself to and from your appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral sedation, medication is given about ½ hour to one hour before the start of your procedure. It allows you to complete your appointment with a manageable level of anxiety, with little memory of the appointment afterwards. You may be drowsy, but you will still be awake and can communicate with your dentist and care team. Oral sedation lasts from two to four hours after the appointment. You must have a ride to take you home after the procedure and you should not drive for another 12 hours.
Level 1 Sedation
Level 1 sedation consists of a combination of both Nitrous Oxide and oral sedation. It is very effective for patients with severe anxiety or for patients who are undergoing several procedures in one session.
Our team and doctors take the time to get to know you as our patient before we begin any dental work. Our goal is to truly understand the reasons, the levels, and the remedy for your anxiety. We want our patients to be as comfortable as they can in our care.