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Sedation Dentist in Marble Falls

middle aged couple giving a thumbs upWould you rather not think about dental work? Many people are a little uneasy at the thought of visiting the dentist -- and sometimes, that anxiety can get in the way of your good oral health. Your sedation dentist in Marble Falls is here to help you overcome your fear and receive the care you need comfortably! Keep reading to learn about your two options in sedation: laughing gas and oral sedation.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the use of certain medications to help you relax your way through a dental appointment. Not only does it take away your fear by removing your focus from the sights, smells, and sounds of what is going on around you, but it also allows your dentist to work with greater ease and efficiency. Sedation dentistry is safe, effective, and can be used to help patients of all ages relax at the dentist’s office.

Your Sedation Options

We are pleased to offer two options in sedation dentistry: laughing gas and oral conscious sedation. The one that is right for you depends on the treatment you are having performed and your level of fear or anxiety on the day of the treatment.

Laughing gas is administered through a small nasal mask you wear during your treatment. Its effects take over quickly, and you should feel light, tingly, and maybe even happy to be at the dentist’s office. They don’t call it laughing gas for nothing! This method can be safely used in children and adults alike. The effects wear off as quickly as they take over, so you do not have to worry about any lasting grogginess after your appointment.

Oral conscious sedation in Marble Falls works using a medication we prescribe in advance of your visit. You will take it about an hour before you come in so that its effects have taken over by the time you are settling into the dental chair. You remain conscious and able to respond to your dentist’s questions under this type of sedation, but you are completely removed from worry about what is going on around you.

The effects of oral conscious sedation will alter your ability to drive, so plan for someone to take you to and from your appointment.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

Many patients who are interested in using sedation to make their visits to the dentist easier can benefit from laughing gas or oral conscious sedation. In addition to helping you overcome fear, it can also be used to help us complete longer treatments in a single appointment. Additionally, patients with chronic neck or back pain may find relaxing in the dental chair easier when under sedation.

Learn More Today

If you are interested in how sedation dentistry can help you relax at the dentist’s office, please don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more from the team at Ritchie Dental Group. Dentistry isn’t a scary thing -- and we can’t wait to show you just how relaxing it can be. Request an appointment today!

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