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Many people have a fear of the dentist. In fact, numerous patients in the Houston area put off root canals, teeth cleanings, and other necessary dental work for months, or even years, due to this fear. In some cases, their fears come from concerns that the procedure will be long and painful. In other cases, however, the phobia is a fear of the unknown, either because they’ve heard terrible stories or because they have no idea what to expect.
We at Legacy Dental Group understand this fear and strive to do everything in our power to make each visit as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry is one of our most common solutions.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
In order to help all patients receive the treatment they need, our office is able to offer basic dental sedation. Our sedation dentists give patients a dose of anti-anxiety medication one hour prior to treatment and then use nitrous oxide gas during the procedure.
If you’ve been putting off going to the dentist, here are just some of the reasons to consider dental sedation:
- As a patient, you’ll be more relaxed and cooperative during the procedure.
- Your procedure will be less painful (or even pain-free) and more comfortable.
- You’ll need to make fewer appointments, decreasing the amount of time required per procedure.
When it comes to dental sedation, Houston, TX residents know our dentists are successful at calming those with even the most severe dental phobias. By using safe, effective medications and techniques and creating a comfortable environment, our friendly and helpful dentists and staff are able to finally provide fearful patients with the dental work they need while being relaxed and pain free. The end result is a better smile and a healthier patient.