Sedation Dentistry Specialist
Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. utilizes sedation dentistry as a way to help patients who are struggling with dental anxiety. Dr. Juli Eivens and Dr. Jennifer Laubach are skilled and certified providers who help patients in and around Austin, Texas to receive the treatment they need without dealing with significant anxiety or pain. Call or schedule your dental appointment online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. Our practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
Sedation Dentistry Q & A
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry, a dental treatment strategy, utilizes various medications to relax patients during cleanings or other dental procedures. Dr. Eivens and Dr. Laubach offer a variety of treatment options to meet the needs of each patient.
Sedation dentistry proves beneficial to patients who are afraid of dental treatments for any reason. Some of the most common reasons for dental anxiety include a fear of needles, fear of sounds and smells in the dental office or a history of bad experiences with dental treatment.
What medications are available?
Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. offers several different medications that relax a patient during dental treatment. Patients may take oral sedation medications before a dental appointment to relax and control anxiety. Dr. Eivens or Dr. Laubach may also administer nitrous oxide during dental treatment through a mask, making the patient better sedated.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Dr. Eivens and Dr. Laubach are certified to safely administer sedation to patients of all ages. This technique proves especially beneficial for people afraid of dental procedures. The risks associated with sedation dentistry are low, but the doctors are highly qualified to provide patients with specific instructions to ensure they don’t experience any unnecessary complications.
How do patients feel after sedation?
Many patients report not having much memory of their procedure after the sedation wears off. Depending on the medication used, the patient may feel groggy after the procedure. In most cases, the patient needs a friend or family member to drive them to and from the procedure. Call or schedule your dental procedure online at Advanced Smiles Dental, P.A. Our practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.