Sedation Dentistry in Austin, TX

There's no room for dental anxiety at Westgate Family Dental.

Relax With Sedation Dentistry
Every visit to the dentist should be a pleasant one.
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Say goodbye to anxiety and hello to relaxing in the dentist’s chair with sedation dentistry. If you have dental anxiety or fear, then you’re not alone. Sedation dentistry helps patients relax with a safe, controlled medicine.

Children who are terribly scared, uncooperative, or can’t sit still at the dentist can benefit from sedation dentistry as well. This is safe and effective in getting them through the visit to the dentist.

Sedation dentistry is for people with:

  • Extreme anxiety or fear of the dentist

  • Highly sensitive teeth or a strong gag reflex

  • Lots of procedures in one day or trouble sitting still

Find out if sedation dentistry is right for you.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Here are the ways sedation dentistry helps our patients.
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Anxiety Relief

Nervous patients can comfortably go to the dentist instead of avoiding it because of fear.

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Pain Relief

Our medicine works to ease anxiety and also ease the pain for a comfortable visit.

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Faster Visit

When a patient is cooperative, the dentist finishes faster with fewer interruptions.

How Sedation Dentistry Works
Dental fear doesn't exist at Westgate Family Dental with our many relaxation options.
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If you’ve been putting a dentist visit off for too long because of your fear, then sedation dentistry may be for you. Your oral health is so important and affects your overall health, so it’s essential that you visit the dentist twice a year or as needed for maintenance and dental work.

Options include minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia. You’re conscious for all except under general anesthesia. The process isn’t complicated.

  • Step 1

    Before treatment, we’ll discuss medical history, allergies, and medication to ensure that sedation dentistry is safe for you. Then we’ll determine the type needed for the anxiety level and the procedure.

  • Step 2

    You’re given the best sedation option for your needs and procedure.

  • Step 3

    We proceed with the dentist visit while you feel at ease. Along with the sedation medicine, our dentist may use a local anesthetic to ensure the area is numb and doesn’t cause any discomfort.

Not going to the dentist can cost you more money, time, and stress in the long run. An untreated dental problem can become a big issue if ignored. Let us help you maintain or fix your teeth and gums and help you feel at ease with sedation dentistry at Austin, TX.

FAQ About Sedation Dentistry
  • What is used for dental sedation?

    There are different types of sedation dentistry options, including inhaled minimal sedation through nitrous oxide, oral sedation in pill form typically prescribed and taken before treatment, and IV moderate sedation in which a sedative enters the body via a vein.

    You’ll be given the best option for your needs, and we’ll also consider your history, medications, and procedure.

    There’s also deep sedation general anesthesia in which medications will make one nearly unconscious or asleep. The dentist wakes you up when the procedure is done. If used, you’ll be given instructions before and after your appointment. This is not typical for normal sedation dentistry but can be used for more serious dental work or special instances.

  • How much does dental sedation cost?

    The costs of dental sedation depend on each patient, and your dental insurance may cover it depending on your provider.

    Please contact Westgate Family Dental in Austin, TX to discuss your sedation dentistry needs.

  • Does sedation dentistry really work?

    Yes, sedation dentistry works to ease anxiety and improve comfort during a dentist visit.

  • How long does the sedation last?

    We make sure sedation lasts long enough for your dentist visit and procedure, but the exact amount of time depends on the type of sedation dentistry used.

  • Is it OK to sleep after sedation?

    Before your visit, we’ll discuss what you can and can’t do before and after sedation. Each case is unique and depends on the patient, so we’ll outline expectations before proceeding with sedation dentistry treatment.

    Contact us to determine if you’re eligible for sedation dentistry and which option is best for you.

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Changing your view of Austin, TX dentistry.

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6700 West Gate Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78745

6700 West Gate Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78745

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(512) 447-0808

(512) 447-0808

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christy@dryarbrough.com
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