Mills Dental Group is home to several of the leading
sedation dentists in Houston. The practice provides a range of advanced techniques that help even the
most fearful of patients feel comfortable. Many individuals forego quality
dental care, risking their oral health and overall well-being due to fear
of pain or discomfort, or extreme anxiety. Our doctors and team here at
Mills Dental Group know that your phobia is very real, and we want to
help you overcome it. We provide a variety of options to help you relax
and stay comfortable through your entire appointment. If dental phobias
have held you back from attaining your best smile, you should know that
there are options. Read more about the sedation dentistry options we offer
below, and contact our practice today at 281-556-1606 to schedule a consultation.
We are happy to provide sedation dentistry to patients in Houston, Sugarland,
Katy and other surrounding areas.
Who Should Undergo Sedation?
There are a number of reasons individuals may be fearful of the dentist
or may experience anxiety during dental appointments. If your anxieties
or fears are so great that you have avoided dental care in the past, you
may be a candidate for sedation. However, patients who only experience
mild anxieties may also receive this treatment. Some reasons patients
undergo sedation include:
- Fear of needles or drills
- Fear of pain or discomfort
- Previous bad experience with another dentist
- General anxiety
- To control a gag reflex
- Lengthy or extensive dental treatments completed in one visit
- Fear of the unknown
If you experience mild to moderate anxiety regarding dental appointments,
our sedation dentists can help by administering an oral sedative. This
form of sedation is also ideal for patients who have a fear of needles,
as it is not an injectable treatment. If you receive oral sedation, you
are likely to have very little recollection of your dental appointment.
Instead, you may feel as if you slept through the appointment, even though
you maintain consciousness the entire time.
Nitrous oxide is another form of “oral conscious sedation,”
which means the patient is in a relaxed conscious state. Also known as
“laughing gas,” this form of sedation dentistry can help patients
in Houston, Katy & Sugar Land who suffer from mild to moderate anxiety.
One of the benefits of this form of sedation is that it can be adjusted
according to your anxiety level.
What You Should Know about Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to receive the care you
need without pain or discomfort. However, it is important that you receive
sedation only from a licensed professional. Our dentists have received
training and have extensive experience in administering oral sedation.
Prior to undergoing any type of sedation dentistry treatment, you should
be informed about all of your options. During your consultation our dentists
encourage you to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have
about sedation dentistry. At Mills Dental Group your comfort and safety
are our top priorities.
Schedule a Consultation Today
A healthy mouth is critical to your overall well-being. Please don’t
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding oral sedation
dentistry, sedation dentistry or nitrous dentistry. We’re here to
help! Call (281) 556-1606 today for an appointment with our dentists,
who can discuss procedures our patients use sedation for, including
fillings and more.