Keeping patients relaxed and comfortable is one of our top priorities at Alice Dental Associates. We take great pride in using sedation dentistry to meet the needs of our patients.
It’s no secret that many patients avoid the dentist due to a fear of pain or discomfort. At Alice Dental Associates, we are committed to making dental treatment as comfortable as possible; therefore, we offer dental sedation. Dental sedation is any medicine that is used to reduce any pain or anxiety before and during treatment. By using sedation when necessary, we can help to greatly improve a patient’s overall dental experience.
Alice Dental Associates provides effective sedation dentistry in Alice, Texas. Our sedation offerings include laughing gas, local anesthesia and general anesthesia.
Laughing gas is an inhaled substance that is administered by having the patient breathe in the medicine through a mask worn over the nose. It is both odorless and tasteless, and it goes into effect very quickly. The medicine will alleviative any nervous or anxious feelings and make the patient more comfortable with receiving dental treatment. They will also be less susceptible to pain and discomfort during this time. A great aspect of laughing gas is that the effects diminish very quickly, and the patient will be able to continue with their day like normal after the procedure. Laughing gas is also safe for patients of all ages.
Local anesthesia is used to numb the immediate area of dental treatment. This will make the patient less likely to feel discomfort while work is being completed. The numbing medicine is very easy to provide, and it takes effect very quickly. One important thing to remember when using a local anesthetic is that the medicine will not have a direct impact on the patient’s mental state. The medicine is strictly used for managing pain. The patient will be kept entirely aware of their surroundings, and the numbness will wear off shortly after treatment.
Ask our dental care specialists if sedation dentistry is right for you. We will do everything possible to ensure that you are kept relaxed and comfortable. Please call us at (361) 415-2369 to schedule an appointment.