Does dental anxiety keep you from going to the dentist? You’re not alone. The caring dental team at Dentist Tree of Fairfield proudly offers sedation dentistry options to help our patients relax in the dentist’s chair. Depending on your unique care needs, Dr. Katy may recommend laughing gas or oral sedation.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, have a low pain threshold, or have a health condition that creates barriers to oral healthcare, sedation dentistry may be right for you. Sedation dentistry uses sedatives and anesthetics to make our patients comfortable for a more calming treatment experience. The goal of sedation is to help patients overcome dental anxiety and enjoy the benefits of improved oral health.
At Dentist Tree of Fairfield, we offer sedation in combination with local anesthesia. This will numb the treatment area and put the patient into a state of ease and relaxation. Be sure to discuss your care needs and medical history with Dr. Katy to determine if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
Laughing gas is a form of gentle, minimal sedation. It is recommended for patients of all ages, including young children, to help them relax and sit still during treatment. The gas is very mild and has little-to-no side effects.
Laughing gas is administered through a small mask placed over the patient’s nose. It can be combined with a local anesthetic for a variety of procedures. Once the gas is turned off, the effects wear off quickly, allowing patients to drive themselves home.
This sedation method is administered as a liquid or pill. Patients under oral sedation become deeply relaxed, sometimes even drowsy, but remain conscious throughout their procedure. The dosage can be adjusted depending on the length of the procedure and the amount of sedation required. Oral sedation can be combined with local anesthesia during a variety of dental procedures, especially long or more invasive treatments.
Yes, Dr. Katy and the Dentist Tree of Fairfield team have the training and expertise to safely administer sedation. We can administer sedation to adults, teens, and children, depending on their unique care needs. To learn more about the sedation options we offer, discuss your questions and concerns with Dr. Katy.
Dr. Katy will make your next visit a pleasant one! We provide sedation dentistry options to help our patients in Cypress enjoy a comfortable dental care experience. Call us at (281) 562-7288 to schedule your appointment.