How does sedation dentistry work?
Does the dentist's chair frighten you?
Many people fear a visit to the dentist. Some fear it because they cringe at the thought of being lectured regarding the state of their teeth. Others would simply prefer to endure the aches and pains of a cavity or toothache rather than experience what they expect to be unbearable pain while undergoing even a simple cleaning.
If you find yourself overcome with that sort of fear, know that you’re not alone. Many people experience those same anxieties regarding trips to the dentist. The good news is, the team at Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center have precisely the expertise to put your mind (and mouth!) at ease.
The number of nervous patients who have received soothing, relaxing treatment from Dr. Travis Kendall now stretch into the thousands. Sedation dentistry means that you, yes you, can at long last relax when you’re in the dentist’s chair and not be overwhelmed by expectations of pain and discomfort. Dr. Kendall is among an elite number of dentists in the country qualified and certified to administer both oral and IV sedation regardless of the severity of the procedure. No matter what amount or type of dental work you require, we have a plan that will suit your needs to ensure maximum comfort. You won’t even remember the procedure happened in many cases.
Is this approach the right one for you? Sedation dentistry may be the perfect fit if you:
- Have a very low pain threshold
- Can’t sit still during a procedure
- Have a debilitating gag reflex
- Have accumulated a complex and complicated amount of dental work
- Have previously experienced extreme pain during dental procedures
Where many dentists only offer pills or mild sedation (such as laughing gas) to their patients, Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center is one of the few offices in the country with the expertise and qualification to administer IV sedation dentistry on a near daily basis. This means your experience can be pain-free while you retain little or no memory of the procedure itself.
Clinical sedation dentistry is the same as conscious sedation dentistry, but not the same as general anesthesia. IV sedation drugs are administered through a vein, so the medicine works quickly. During the entire sedation, oxygen is, and vital signs are monitored to ensure maximum safety. The amount of oxygen given is adjusted as needed throughout the procedure. You will remain conscious throughout the sedation, but most patients find that they remember little to nothing from the process when IV sedation administered. IV sedation involves administering a sedative through a vein, allowing the medication to work very quickly. In comparison, oral sedation dentistry drugs can need an hour or more to take effect and usually results in longer recovery time.
The dangers of sedation dentistry are little to none because Dr. Kendall takes training seriously to ensure the safety of his patients. He is passionate about education and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education over the last eight years. He was awarded the Master of the College of Sedation by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. This distinction has only been assigned to a handful of Texas dentists. Dr. Kendall also has extensive training in all phases of oral implant rehabilitation including All On 4’s, implant dentures, and single tooth implant replacements. He is a member of the International college of oral implantology.
People who avoid the dentist can feel at ease with sedation dentistry. Dr. Kendall has spent years educating himself and his staff to help patients take their anxiety of visiting the dentist. Sedation Dentistry procedures vary from IV, Oral, and Inhalation Conscious Sedation. Dr. Kendall and his staff offer free consolation and make you feel comfortable when you visit their dental office.