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Sedation Dentistry in San Antonio, TX


Sedation Dentistry in San Antonio, TX

Do you have dental anxiety? Do not wait until you have a severe toothache before scheduling a dental appointment. Fortunately, modern dentistry practices use a wide range of anesthetics and painkillers, ensuring that dental treatments are pain-free.

Whether fear comes from concern over sitting still for so long or fear of dental practices, many people require more than local anesthesia so that they can have dental treatment while being calm and relaxed. This practice allows people who suffer from dental anxiety to ease their fear during treatment. Our caring dentists at Advanced Dental Associates will make sure that you are completely relaxed and comfortable during your treatment.

Different Types of Dental Sedation


There are numerous types of sedation dentistry available. When you visit our dentist for comprehensive dentistry, we will examine factors like your oral health requirements and medical history to determine which type of sedation will perfectly suit you. Here are some of the common types of sedation dentistry used by our dentists.

Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas. It is the most common type of sedation dentistry used by dentists during dental treatment. An inhaler mask is placed over your nose that will administer nitrous oxide. You will remain relaxed and be able to reply to the hygienist or dentist during the procedure. It is a good option to eliminate dental anxiety and will reduce gagging in individuals who have an extreme gag reflex. Nitrous oxide tends to wear off by the time the dentist finishes the procedure, and you will be able to drive yourself home.

Laughing gas alone works for many people with intense anxiety.

Oral Sedation


This is another mild form of sedation that works perfectly on its own or in combination with nitrous oxide. With this sedation, you will experience a safe, comfortable, and relaxed experience with no anxiety. It is even easier than nitrous oxide as it only involves taking a pill. The goal is not to put the patient to sleep, but you will be aware of what is going on. During the sedation interview, the dentist will discuss with you which oral medication works perfectly for you taking into account the length of your appointment, the dental procedures scheduled, and your medical history. Since oral sedation will make you feel drowsy, you will need to have someone drive you to and from the office.

IV Sedation


Intravenous IV sedation is one of the fastest-working sedatives as it involves a needle transferring the solution directly to the bloodstream. Within seconds, you will be at ease and completely relaxed, while fully monitored for comfort and safety.

Your dental health is a very vital part of your overall health, and it is essential to take time and take care of it so that you do not develop tooth problems or oral diseases. Visit our dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. Advanced Dental Associates and our team want to make sure you feel safe and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Call us at (210) 714-5589 to book an appointment.
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Advanced Dental Associates will always strive to meet your individual comfort needs. For our patients with anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide, oral and IV sedation.
Advanced Dental Associates, 16131 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247-1002 • (210) 714-5589 • advanceddentalsa.com • 2/4/2023 • Associated Words: sedation dentistry San Antonio TX •