Sedation Dentistry – Frisco, TX
Calming Fears and Anxiety
If you or a loved one is nervous about getting dental work, you’re far from alone. Whether they’ve had a bad experience in the past or they dislike the sounds of the equipment, many people struggle with dental anxiety. Unfortunately, many avoid seeing a dentist altogether, which puts their smiles at risk for infection and decay. The good news is that Dr. Parmar and our team at Archway Dental can provide safe, proven methods of calming those fears. Do you have dental anxiety? Call our team, and we’ll provide sedation to help you feel comfortable throughout your entire appointment.
Why Choose Archway Dental for Sedation Dentistry?
- Patients of All Ages Welcome
- Fast-Acting, Gentle Nitrous Oxide Offered
- Caring, Skilled Dental Team
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
One of the most popular ways to sedate patients with dental anxiety is with nitrous oxide, which is also called laughing gas. Basically, you wear a nasal mask and inhale as usual, and you’ll feel its effects within minutes. Although you likely won’t be laughing when you inhale it, this odorless gas creates a feeling of contentment and relaxation. Our team will constantly check with you and make any necessary adjustments to the nitrous oxide to keep you comfortable. Once we’re finished with your dental treatment, the effects of the laughing gas go away just as quickly as they came, allowing you to return to your normal schedule without side effects.
For more advanced cases of dental anxiety or for more complex procedures, we can administer a strong sedative through an IV. Because the sedative is delivered directly into the bloodstream, it doesn’t take long to start working. Although IV sedation doesn’t put you to sleep, it can help you feel relaxed enough to fall asleep, and you’ll have little to no memory of details from the appointment afterward. You can rest assured that our skilled team will monitor you during the whole procedure, making sure that you stay safe and completely comfortable. You may feel groggy for a while after your visit, so you’ll need someone to drive you home.