Just as virtually every other aspect of the dentistry has advanced over the past few years, so have sedation dentistry techniques. The fact is that today’s sedation methods can be tailored and fine-tuned for each individual, so whether you experience a slight amount of anxiety or full-blown panic when you visit the dentist, Dr. Mobley can make the experience more relaxing than you ever believed possible.
Here at our office, we offer two forms of sedation dentistry:
Also known by the name “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is one of the most common forms of dental sedation. It is administered here in our office, before the patient’s procedure begins, and the effects of the gas wear off quickly. This means that not only can a patient drive to our office for their appointment; they can also drive home or back to work afterwards. Nitrous oxide is often an excellent choice for people who experience relatively mild anxiety during a dental visit.
If you suffer from more intense anxiety when visiting the dentist, Dr. Mobley may recommend oral sedation. When using this technique, the patient is prescribed an oral medication by Dr. Mobley taken at the office. With oral sedation, you’ll remain wide awake but very much relaxed throughout your appointment. You may feel slightly drowsy as well. With oral sedation, it’s best to have someone drive you to your appointment and is required you have a ride home afterwards.
To find out more about our dental services, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Megan Mobley, contact our Austin, TX office today.