If you experience nervousness or trepidation before a dentist appointment, you're not alone. At All Smiles Dentistry, we never want the fears or anxieties associated with dentistry to prevent our patients to receive the treatment they need. We are here to offer a solution in the form of safe, sedation dentistry.
All Smiles Dentistry offers the top sedation dentistry services near Allen, TX, and beyond, because our treatments are designed to promote each patient's complete health and well-being. Dr. Mentesana will always work with you to determine the best comfort dentistry solution for your unique needs. No matter what your anxiety level may be, we're here to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles!
Comfort Dentistry Options
With our sedation dentistry options, visits to All Smiles Dentistry are as quick, comfortable, and stress-free as possible. Our team will typically recommend sedation dentistry to patients undergoing more extensive treatment, such as oral surgery or a wisdom tooth extraction.
We offer the following levels of sedation:
Laughing gas, or inhalation sedation, is a form of light sedation and is typically offered to patients who experience mild dental anxiety. It is also suitable for young patients. Laughing gas is a colorless, odor-free gas that is administered through a comfortable breathing mask.
Dr. Mentesana always carefully controls the amount of gas released to ensure optimal comfort and safety. Throughout the appointment, patients will typically remain awake enough to follow instructions while feeling completely relaxed.
IV Sedation and Anesthesia
Intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, is most often provided to patients who are set to undergo oral surgery or long treatment, such as a tooth extraction. IV sedation does not put the patient fully to sleep but instead uses anti-anxiety medication that is administered directly into the veins to help promote relaxation. Most patients experience relaxation and temporary memory loss, and our trained comfort dentistry expert will adjust the medication as needed during treatment.
Patients who are administered safe, effective anesthesia prior to their treatment will be relaxed, unaware of any sensation or passing of time, and will wake up after the procedure is over. With our registered nurse present to administer the anesthesia, patients can fall into a light sleep and simply wake up when their treatment is over. After their procedure, patients often feel like no time has passed!
Questions About Our Sedation Dentistry Services?
Our comfort dentistry service menu is designed to ensure your dental treatments are never uncomfortable or scary. If you experience dental anxiety, need to schedule a lengthy dental treatment, or simply need extra support staying relaxed in the dentist's chair, call our office today to learn more about how sedation dentistry can give you a more relaxing experience!