Sedation Dentistry in Deer Park Texas

Sedation Dentistry with Dr. Michael Nugent

Deer Park Texas Sedation Dentist:

Whether you have a fear, anxiety or downright hatred of the dentist Sedation Dentistry by Dr. Nugent at his Pasadena Texas Dental Office is for you..

Sedation dentistry, also known informally as “sleep dentistry,” has numerous benefits. For those that have a fear, anxiety and hatred of dentists, but want to have good oral health and great teeth, sedation dentistry offers the ideal solution. You can rest comfortably through appointments and don’t have to experience any of the unpleasantries that a normal dentist visit would cause.

Even if you don’t have a dental fear, sedation dentistry can offer other great benefits. Sedation can make long procedures seem like they last only a few minutes. For patients with bad backs and can’t sit comfortably in the dental chair for long periods sedation dentistry is perfect. Lastly, if you have a severe gagging problem, sedation dentistry can help.


According to some research, up to 75% of Americans have some level of dental dread, and 20% avoid dental care as a result. If you are afraid of dental procedure, we want you to know that your comfort and safety are our top priorities at our practice.

Don’t let your fear of the dentist prevent you from taking care of your teeth. We offer a variety of solutions to make you feel at ease.

Dr. Nugent offers several dental sedation options to patients:

1. Nitrous Oxide.

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is the most common sedation dentistry drug. It is inhaled through the nose and works for mild to moderate anxiety. Another benefit of Nitrous Oxide is the amount of Nitrous Oxide given can be regulated very quickly. Lastly, patients can drive themselves home after using nitrous.

2. Oral Sedation.

This dental sedation technique is given in pill form. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to take hold. The oral medication causes amnesic effects so patients are unaware of the time in the dental chair. Patients must have someone drive them home after the procedure.









Dr. Nugent is a leading sedation dentist in the greater Pasadena area. See why so many scared patients have made our office their dental home. Call our office at 713-941-8261 to begin a wonderful dental experience. Our office is located at: 3421 Burke Rd Pasadena, Texas 77504.