Sedation Dentistry in La Porte Texas, Kiss Dental Phobia Goodbye
Dental phobia is the second most common fear in Americans. It has been reported that up to 50% of Americans avoid dental treatment because of their dental anxiety and fears. Dr. Nugent understands these fears and works with patients in a kind and understanding manner. Sedation dentistry is the science of using combinations of nitrous oxide, tranquillizers, and anti-anxiety medications.
With sedation dentistry Dr. Nugent can help the severely anxious and fearful dental patients. Complex smile makeovers, years of dental neglect can be done in one appointment with sedation dentistry. Patients feel like they have been at the dentist’s office for minutes when in fact they have been there for hours. Plus, patients cannot remember anything. To the patient time and memory stops.
Oral sedation dentistry is a technique for reducing anxiety and fear during dental procedures. It makes the patient feel relaxed and at ease while receiving dental care. The patient is takes a tiny pill at the dental office under Dr. Nugent’s supervision. Then in about forty five minutes the patient will be feeling extremely relaxed and may start to fall asleep. It is during the extreme relaxation state that Dr. Nugent will perform dentistry. Afterwards, the patient will be driven from the dental office by a friend or family member.
When some patients enter a dental practice, they experience a significant amount of fear. Taking the pill prior to your appointment guarantees that you are calm and comfortable before entering our office. Patients frequently fall asleep throughout the procedure and recall very little of it.
Dr. Nugent, How do I know if sedation dentistry is for me?
If you have a server dental anxiety, deep-seated constant fear of going to the dentist then sedation dentistry can help you. Also, patients with a serious gag reflex, or patients wanting longer dental treatment in one appointment are candidates for sedation dentistry.
Is Dr. Michael Nugent, a Pasadena dentist, qualified to perform sedation dentistry?
Pasadena Texas Dentist Dr. Michael Nugent has taken advanced training in sedation dentistry and takes renewal courses to stay current in his dental sedation knowledge. Dr. Nugent is certified by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to administer sedation dentistry at his Pasadena, Texas dental office. Dr. Nugent has years of experience dealing with dental phobic patients.
Dr. Nugent, How does sedation dentistry work?
Sedation Dentistry is the use of pharmacological agents to produce a relaxed, easy, and calm state throughout the dental procedure. Dr. Nugent uses combinations of Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and oral medication in his sedation dentistry. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through the nose and the oral medication is taken by mouth. Thus, no needles are needed for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is an enjoyable and comfortable experience. Most patients report that they slept through the entire procedure.
Dr. Nugent, Will I be sleeping during sedation dentistry?
Most patients state that sedation dentistry allowed them to sleep through the dental appointment. However, patients are not asleep. Sedation dentistry is very safe because the patient retains the ability to breath, protect the airway from water, heart function is maintained and patients can respond to verbal commands. Patients are so relaxed that they feel like they are sleeping or are in a dreamlike state. It is important to note that dental sedation is different from dental anesthesia. For some procedures, an small injection of local anesthetic will be necessary. However, this anesthesia is after the dental sedation. Most people don’t even feel or remember the small injection.
Dr. Nugent is a leader in Cosmetic, General, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. His office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504. Dr. Nugent sees patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Friendswood, Clear Lake, League City and Houston Texas. Call us at 713-941-8261 to schedule your new patient appointment.