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How does sedation dentistry work?

sedation dentistry chair | round rock tx dentistFor 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!

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