The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry


Sedation Dentistry Deer Park, Texas

Are you one of those people who schedule dental appointment, but never seem to show up for your appointment? If this sounds like you don’t despair. Millions of Americans have severe dental anxiety and fear even thinking about the dentist. Approximately 5 to 10% of Texans avoid going to the dentist. Furthermore, 25% of Texans that do visit the dentist have anxiety during their visit

New dental protocols in sedation dentistry make it possible for more Texans to receive the dental care they need. If you have been avoiding a trip to the dentist because of dental anxiety and fear then you must talk to Dr. Nugent about how sedation dentistry can help you. Dr. Nugent holds multiple special permits from the State of Texas to administer dental sedation in his Pasadena, Texas dental office. Dental sedation can relax, calm, and make your dental visits enjoyable.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the use of pharmacological agents to help calm and sedate patients so that dental visits are stress and anxiety free. The fear and unease patients have felt in the past can be eliminated with sedation dentistry. The most common sedation technique is the utilization of Nitrous Oxide, also called Laughing Gas. Nitrous Oxide is a wonderful drug because it is easy to use, relaxes the patients, can be adjusted to give less or more gas and its effects do no linger after the appointment.

For more fearful patients and those with severe dental anxiety then oral sedative medication is used in combination with the Nitrous Oxide. Using this sedation protocol, most patients report that they slept through the entire procedure. Patients are not “asleep”. Patients can talk and respond to verbal commands. However, patients are so relaxed and care-free they report the procedure felt like they were sleeping. When using oral sedation the patient must have someone drive them home from their dental appointment.



Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that is can be used when extensive dental work needs to be done. Often times patients want to get all their dental work completed at one time. With dental sedation, the patient does not feel like they have been sitting in the dental chair for house. For the patient, the time just flies by while Sedation Dentist Michael Nugent completes all of their dentistry.



Dr. Nugent’s dental office is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas. Dr. Nugent devotes a large amount of time to Cosmetic, General, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. For excellence in sedation dentistry, patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Friendswood, League City, Webster and Houston, Texas. Come see how Sedation Dentistry can help you overcome the fear and anxiety of dental visits. Call our office today at 713-941-8261.