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Sedation Dentistry – Keller, TX

Overcoming Dental Fears

Many people have stayed away from their dentist for years due to anxiety and fear. There can be many reasons for such apprehension – such as being bothered by the sounds of a dental drill or simply being afraid of potential pain – but no matter what the root of your anxieties is, it’s important that you overcome it so that you can keep your smile healthy and intact. If you need help facing your dental phobia, call our dental office today; Dr. Walia and the rest of our Ridgepoint Dental Team have a number of otpions for sedation dentistry in Keller, TX that make it easier to relax.

Why Choose Ridgepoint Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Gentle,
  • We Take the Time
    to Connect
    with Patients
  • Different Types of Sedation for Each
    Unique Case

Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Patient holding an oral conscious sedation dentistry pill

If you are undergoing a procedure where oral conscious sedation will be used, you’ll receive a pill along with some instructions. At a specific time before your appointment, you’ll simply swallow the pill. By the time we’re ready to begin, you’ll have entered a state of relaxation. You won’t be unconscious (and can even respond to our requests), but you won’t care about what is going on around you. Since the effects of the pill won’t have worn off completely by the time the procedure is complete, you’ll need to make arrangements to have a trusted adult drive you home.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry

Man with nitrous oxide sedation dentistry mask in place

Not all cases of dental anxiety are particularly extreme. Patients with only mild worries normally receive nitrous oxide through a nasal mask. One advantage of this approach is that we can adjust the level of sedation in small increments throughout the treatment. Furthermore, there’s no need to rely on anyone else for transportation. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after the mask is removed, and you can fully recover from the effects within minutes, allowing you to simply continue on with your day.