Scared to go to the Dentist?

 Sedation Dentistry Pasadena Texas

Afraid of what the Dr. Nugent or the Dental Hygienist Will See?‏

You do not have to be embarrassed. Whatever your past dental experiences you have had in the past are in the past. Dr. Nugent is happy you made the first step by scheduling an appointment with a leader in sedation dentistry. We are here to treat you with compassion and respect.  Our dental hygienists, assistants and Dr. Nugent have seen everything and genuinely want to help you achieve optimal dental health.

Dental Sedation Pasdaena Texas

Dr. Nugent specializes in caring for patients with past dental fears and phobias. Dr. Nugent understands that often patients come in after years of dental neglect. That is OK, Dr. Nugent and his team are here to help you move forward.

If you’re teeth are in bad shape, I would guess this is due to:

  1. fear of the dentist
  2. fear of lectures and embarrassment
  3. lack of knowledge about dental hygiene
  4. any combination of the above.

The good news is Dr. Nugent and his dental team are here to help with all of the above. And we understand it is not your fault.

When you experience our gentle, non-judgmental care, painless dentistry we believe you will never neglect your teeth again. Dr. Nugent offers a wide range of dental sedation and has special training and licenses from the State of Texas to administer dental sedation in his Pasadena, Texas dental office.

So when you come in for your first visit and we ask you to “Open Wide” please do so knowing that you are caring hands and should never be embarrassed about visiting your dentist again.

Pain Free Dentistry Pasadena Texas

Everyone at our Pasadena, Texas dental office is committed to compassionate and comfortable dental care.

Dr. Nugent utilizes laughing gas (nitrous oxide) and sedation pills to give you a relaxing and comfortable dental experience. This no needle, no IV sedation is safe and produces great results.

Dental Sedation Pasdena Texas

Did you realize that nearly half of the adult population in the United States suffers from dental anxiety or phobia? Dental phobia is one of the top three most common phobias in adults. It is typically the consequence of a very negative past experience. Other factors that contribute to dental anxiety include feelings of helplessness, humiliation, needles, the drill, and dental odors. Dr. Nugent understands these concerns and anxieties. For many, dental anxiety is an all-too-real issue, and our goal is to make your visit as relaxing and stress-free as possible. We offer an extensive selection of sedation options, including tablets, intravenous sedation, and nitrous oxide. You will definitely discover a solution that meets your requirements.

During a procedure, conscious sedation is a safe, controlled, and reversible method for reducing anxiety, memory, and time perception. It can be administered orally or intravenously and generates a shallow state of sedation, allowing the patient to retain control over safety reflexive functions and cognitive response. Get your dentistry performed and not remember a thing.

Nitrous Oxide

This method, also known as laughing gas, is optimal for those who require a rapid recovery following a procedure. Within minutes, nitrous oxide can be administered and rinsed out by oxygen. Following a treatment with nitrous oxide, the patient will leave our Pasadena Dental Office as alert and bright-eyed as when he or she arrived.

Sedation Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) Pasadena Texas


Pill Sedation / Oral Sedation

Oral sedation dentistry consists of a tiny pill that is safe and will enable you to endure multiple procedures simultaneously. You won’t even remember visiting the dentist! This tiny pill calms your nerves and induces a mild sedative state. Dr. Nugent performs your procedures under sedation. When you “wake up” you are back at home and comfortable. It’s that easy!

IV Sedation

The most extensive and secure anesthetic technique. By having direct access to your circulatory system, we can deepen your sedation with modern sedatives such as Versed, Fentanyl, and Toradol, among others. Our Dental team will continuously monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels in your blood.


The initial step is to meet you and learn about you, including your medical history and fears. This will enable us to treat you in a safe and predictable manner, as well as understand what needs to be done and maximize your dental appointment.

Dr. Nugent sees patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte and Clear Lake. Dr. Nugent is a leader in Sedation Dentistry and invites you to call 713-941-8261 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nugent. Family Dentistry and Sedation Dentistry at the same office for your dental needs. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.