How can we help you?
Making decisions about your dental treatment can seem a little overwhelming. You want to know what it is, how it works, and how the treatment will benefit your long-term oral health. We understand that you've got lots of questions, and you'll find that one of our priorities is to keep you informed and educated about the details of your treatment. It's so much easier to make good decisions when you feel that you've got all the information you need beforehand.
To get you started, we've listed below a few of the questions we hear most often. We encourage you to contact us if you need more information, and we'll be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation to discuss your needs.
For people who have anxiety over going to the dentist, sedation dentistry can be a real godsend. Some may have a debilitating fear of sitting in the dental chair—even for a routine cleaning, a strong gag reflex, sensitivity to pain, and a tough time getting numb with a local anesthetic. Many people simply avoid going to the dentist at all, which can have a long-term impact on their oral health.
With oral sedation, one of our doctors will prescribe a medication that can help you get relaxed before you even get to our office. There are several different types of pills you can take, but all have the same effect: to make you more comfortable during treatment. (Be sure to arrange for a ride to and from our office if you go this sedation route.)
With IV sedation, a sedative is pumped directly into the bloodstream, and you will feel the effects immediately. You will sleep during treatment, and you will remember little if anything about it.
Don’t let anxiety or other sensitivities keep you from taking good care of your oral health. Contact our Round Rock dental team to find out more about sedation dentistry before your next appointment!
Anxiety makes dental treatment a challenge for many people. It is a very common problem, and at Old Settlers Dental, we offer safe, effective sedation to help you easily get the care you need to maintain oral health.
People experience fear of dentists for many different reasons. You may have a negative reaction to the sights and smells of a dental office, or you may find sitting in the dental chair for long periods uncomfortable. A common reason for dental anxiety is a bad experience with a dentist in the past.
Sedation dentistry incorporates a number of calming approaches that have helped many people overcome their fear. Communication is essential – we can best help you when we know that you’re apprehensive. This allows us to adjust your treatment so we can help you relax.
Types of Sedation
We also offer oral sedation, which is usually administered through anti-anxiety medications. For our most fearful patients, we can also arrange IV sedation with a trusted specialist right here in our Round Rock dental office.
But a compassionate team of caring professionals can really make all the difference. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships so that you can relax and know that you’re being cared for by friendly people who always have your best interest at heart.
Please don’t postpone dental treatment due to anxiety. Give us a call to learn more about our gentle approach to dentistry.