Imagine coming to the dentist to receive dental treatment. When your treatment is complete, you have no memory of the time it took or what happened. Dr. Nugent is a leader in sedation dentistry. He offers patients the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry.
People who benefit from sedation dentistry have:
- Fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
- Hard time sitting still for long periods of time
- Difficulty getting numb
- Desire to have lots of dental work completed at one time
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Nugent to provide dental treatments safely and comfortably for patients who have severe dental anxiety and fear. There are numerous benefits to sedation dentistry, including:
- Being relaxed during treatment
- No memory of the procedure
- Loss of time while under sedation
- No fear or anxiety during treatment
Patients who have had sedation with Dr. Nugent will tell you it is a simple, relaxing way to experience dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is closely regulated by the state of Texas. Dr. Nugent utilizes mild sedation and moderate sedation in his office.
Mild Sedation — is the lightest form of sedation dentistry and is often used for patients with mild anxiety, longer procedures, or more complex situations. Nitrous oxide inhalation (laughing gas) is used. It results in relaxation during treatment. You remain awake throughout the entire procedure and are able to breathe on your own. The nitrous oxide makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Once the procedure is over you will breath pure oxygen and this flushes the nitrous oxide out of your lungs. You are completely reversed from all sedation affects and are able to drive.
Moderate Sedation — is used for patients with moderate to high levels of dental anxiety and fear. For this level of sedation, you take pills in conjunction with nitrous oxide. You will remain awake throughout your procedure, but will be in a deep state of relaxation. Most patients fall asleep because they are so relaxed. Patients must have a parent, spouse, or friend drive them home after the appointment.
Please contact our Pasadena practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for you. Discover why Dr. Nugent is a leader in sedation dentistry and has been voted BEST DENTIST multiple times.