Sedation Dentistry in Keller, TX
If you avoid dental appointments due to anxiety or fear, you're certainly not alone - in fact, studies show over 70% of American adults report experiencing some level of dental phobia over the course of their lives. Here at Just for Grins, it’s always our priority to ensure you have a smooth, comfortable treatment experience at our office. That’s why Drs. Jonathan and Kristen Angwin offer sedation dentistry for patients who may need a little extra help relaxing. Sedation dentistry is a tried-and-true method of managing negative emotions with the help of medication and/or inhaled gas and helping patients feel truly calm as we take care of their smiles.
Reduce Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry
If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, you may benefit from undergoing sedation dentistry at your next dental appointment:
- You experience fear, nervousness, or anxiety when faced with a visit to the dentist.
- Your dental problems are so complex that they will take lengthy procedures to fully treat.
- You've had a traumatic dental care experience in the past.
- You have trouble achieving a numb mouth through regular anesthesia.
- Your teeth and/or gums are especially sensitive.
- You have a fear of needles and shots.
- Neck and/or back problems make it difficult for you to feel comfortable sitting a treatment chair for a long period of time.
Available Sedation Methods
Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is the ideal treatment option for patients with mild to moderate dental phobia. The gas is administered through a mask that fits over your nose, and once inhaled, it can help patients achieve a deep feeling of comfort, contentment, and even euphoria as our team treats their smile. Best of all, the effects wear off minutes after the mask is removed, meaning that you can go back to work, run errands, and even drive following your appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you experience moderate to severe dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation could be the right choice for you. We'll provide you with a medication that's easy to swallow, safe, and inexpensive. Once its effects have started, you'll enter a very deep, relaxed state. While patients are still able to respond to our team's verbal commands, they have very few memories of the treatment once it's completed. You will need a trusted friend or family member to escort you home following your procedure, as well as keep an eye on you at home. By the next morning, you'll be completely back to normal - and you'll have a beautiful, improved smile to admire!
Contact Just for Grins today if you have any questions, or if you're ready to schedule an appointment with our team. We'll be happy to discuss our sedation options in greater detail so you can be sure to select the method that best fits your needs. Our team is dedicated to creating a relaxing, stress-free treatment environment for you and your family here in Keller, TX. We also welcome new patients from all over the Fort Worth area and beyond.