Sedation Dentistry Pasadena Texas
People 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.
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.