Nugent, Pasadena Sedation Dentistry


Pasadena Texas Dental Sedation:

Our office understands that a lot of people are nervous when visiting the dentist. Our team’s friendly personalities and gentle approach to dentistry usually calms the patient. However, for some patients the fear and anxiety when at the dental office is overwhelming. Cosmetic Dentist Michael Nugent offers various levels of dental sedation at his Pasadena, Texas dental office.

Dental Sedation Pasdaena Texas


Sedation dentistry is wonderful, effective and extremely safe. Dr. Nugent will talk with you about the various dental sedation techniques. The most popular option is Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). This is an amazing drug because it calms and produces a feeling of euphoria. When your dental procedure is over we will give 100% Oxygen and the Nitrous Oxide will be flushed out of your lungs. You will feel just like you did when you walked in. You can drive home and continue throughout your day with no worries.

Another sedation option is to combine oral medications and nitrous. This sedation combination offers the truly frightened dental patient the opportunity to be very relaxed and have the dentistry they need preformed. During this sedation, Dr. Nugent will use an advanced vital sign monitoring machine to watch you blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation. With oral dental sedation, patients will have to have someone drive them home.

Although most patients report that they were “asleep” during their dental treatment, sedation patients are awake. The patients are in a “sleep like” state because they are so comfortable. Patients will be able to talk to Dr. Nugent and inform him if they are cold, need to do the bathroom or need a break.


When Is Nitrous Oxide Recommended?

  • To treat a mildly apprehensive patient
  • To reduce dental stress
  • Lower anxiety
  • Calm a frightened child
  • To reduce awareness of time and fatigue
  • To control gagging
  • When requested by the patient

Dr. Nugent acknowledges that many patients hate the dentist due to bad past experiences. A lot of Dr. Nugent’s sedation patients start off with sedation to get through their dental appointments. Overtime, the patients get accustomed to the loving, caring and gentle approach by everyone at Dr. Nugent’s Pasadena Texas Dental Office. The patients then forgo sedation as they are totally comfortable being at Dr. Nugent’s Office.

We encourage you to come see why Dr. Nugent has been voted BEST PASADENA TX DENTIST multiple times. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood, Clearlake, Pearland and Houston Texas come to Dr. Nugent for gentle and caring dentistry. Explore sedation dentistry.

How can Dental Sedation help you?

Call our office at 713-941-8261 to find out about the benefit of Sedation Dentistry. 

Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504.

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