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Sedation Dentistry Pasadena Texas

Dentist Pasadena TexasPeople that are fearful or nervous of dentist have found the power of sedation dentistry to be extremely helpful. Sedation Dentistry is an option that allows patients to receive the dental care they need. The goals of sedation dentistry are to make people comfortable and relaxed. Anxiety and fear reduction are also benefits.

Dental phobia is very common. Roughly 40% of Americans avoid the dentist because of fear. Unfortunately, these people by avoiding the dentist are putting their oral health in danger. The result is more complex and costly dental problems that lead to tooth loss. Utilizing a combination of inhaled and oral medication allows patients to rest easily in the dental chair.

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation dentistry is the most frequent form of sedation dentistry. This is because oral sedation does not require I.V. needles. Frequently, patients cannot remember the appointment later. Patients often say that they were “asleep.” However, patients are awake and can respond and talk. The patients are just so relaxed they think they are sleeping. What a great way to have your dentistry preformed!

The Advantages of Sedation Therapy

Time. For patients, dental appointment feels like they took only a couple of minutes when in fact the appointment took hours. This allows for long complex procedures that are usually preformed over multiple appointments to be completed in one appointment. This of course results in fewer dental visits. Sedation dentistry relaxes and calms the nervous and scared dental patient. Dr. Nugent understands that for some people the dentist is scary. Dr. Nugent has multiple sedation licenses from the State of Texas to perform safe dental sedation at his Pasadena, Texas Dental Office.

Patients with dental anxiety may avoid the dentist, thereby increasing their likelihood of developing severe problems with their teeth and gums. Sedation dentistry is a method for reducing the stress and anxiety associated with dental visits, and it can assist patients who are:

  • Concerned about injections and instruments nearing their teeth and gums, they experience anxiety.
  • Uneasy with the smells and noises associated with dental procedures
  • Affected by extremely sensitive teeth and gums
  • Concerned about dental problems that may necessitate lengthier treatment times
  • Have difficulty with local anesthetic injections
  • Have extremely complex dental issues
  • Have difficulty laying in the dental chair due to back pain

Oral conscious sedation is one of the most convenient methods to undergo dental procedures while experiencing near-total relaxation. There is no need for intravenous anesthesia, and you will not be wholly unconscious during your procedure. With oral conscious sedation, a single medication is taken approximately one hour before the procedure. Once the treatment begins, you should feel extremely at ease and the procedure should be essentially painless. While under conscious sedation, you will still be able to communicate with our dental staff, but you will be in such a profound state of relaxation that you may not even recall the procedure once it’s over. Throughout the procedure, a member of our staff will monitor your progress to ensure that everything runs efficiently.


Dr. Nugent is a leader in Sedation Dentistry. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Clear Lake, Seebrook, Friendswood and Houston Texas. He has been voted Pasadena Texas Best Dentist multiple times.