Does the thought of dental treatment make you nervous? Dental anxiety is very common, with an estimated 30 to 40 million Americans neglecting treatment due to fear. At Tamborello Dentistry in Magnolia, TX near Tomball, TX, we understand dental anxiety and are proud to offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry involves administering medication to help dental patients remain calm and relaxed before and during dental procedures. If you are experiencing an uncomfortably high level of anxiety, Dr. Tamborello may recommend dental sedation. The most common form of dental sedation is an oral medication or nitrous oxide gas that is inhaled.
With oral sedation, the patient may be sleepy but can be aroused if necessary and can respond to simple commands. You will need assistance to get home after sedation. Patients may need to stay for a short observation after dental treatment has been completed.
Most often used for patients who are mildly or moderately anxious or nervous. It eases their fears so that they can relax and receive treatment comfortably and safely. Nitrous oxide is administered by placing a small mask over the patient’s nose. As the gas begins to work, the patient becomes calm, but is still awake and can communicate. When the gas is turned off, the effects of sedation wear off almost immediately.
Don’t neglect your oral health any longer; with sedation dentistry at Tamborello Dentistry you can comfortably receive dental treatment. Contact our Magnolia, TX dental office today to schedule your appointment. If you would like oral sedation, it is recommended to bring someone with you so that you can safely return home after your appointment.