Sedation Dentistry Arlington, TX Trusts
At Encore Dentistry, Dr. Nancy Cabansag and her team never want patients to miss dental appointments due to fear or anxiety. We strive to create a peaceful, relaxing dental care environment, but for some patients, a little extra help is needed to reduce stress, fear, and pain associated with visiting the dentist. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation to help patients relax, and receive the outstanding dental care they deserve.
How Oral Conscious Sedation Works
Oral conscious sedation is an excellent resource for patients who avoid or cancel dental appointments due to fear or anxiety because the sedative kicks in before you ever leave home. At a prior appointment, Dr. Cabansag prescribes a medicinal sedative to be taken by mouth at a predetermined time before treatment. A trusted friend or family member should accompany patients to and from their procedures, and be available to assist them for several hours following treatment.
Upon arrival at Encore Dentistry, the patient is already deeply relaxed and ready to receive treatment. While patients typically remain conscious, they report feeling very sleepy, euphoric, or entering a dream-like state. Oral conscious sedation can lead to an amnesiac effect meaning you are unlikely to remember much of your visit to our Arlington, TX office. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about. Everyone reacts differently to medication, but generally, effects of sedatives will wear off in several hours. For safety, we recommend that patients forego regular activities especially operating heavy machinery until the following day.
You Should Consider Sedation Dentistry If
You suffer from dental anxiety or phobia
You need complex or numerous dental treatments
You have excessively sensitive teeth, gums, or gag reflex
You suffer from physical pain that makes spending extended periods of time in the dental chair severely uncomfortable
Find Out More from the Dentist Arlington, TX Turns to – Encore Dentistry
If you’re interested in sedation dentistry or any of the superior dental services available at Encore Dentistry, call our caring team today. We can’t wait to help Arlington, TX residents learn to love visiting the dentist.