There are many patients around the United States that skip regular dental appointments for exams and cleanings for various reasons – most being anxiety about visiting the dentist. Lutke Dental provides sedation dentistry that can help you feel relaxed and enjoy your time in the dental office without stress or anxiety. Our highly qualified dental staff is dedicated to making sure you are comfortable and safe during treatment.
Sedation dentistry is often thought of as a way to make patients sleep while getting dental work done. However, most of the time patients are awake during their treatment – they are simply not anxious. Most sedatives used by dentists allow patients to remain awake, though drowsiness is a common side effect of sedatives. Nitrous oxide and other forms of sedation are administered with the goal of calming anxiety during your dental visit, not to put you to sleep.
There are different kinds of sedatives that your dentist may administer in order to keep you calm and relaxed during your visit to our dental office in Plano, TX. Your dentist will get your medical history, along with current medications taken, to safely sedate you during treatment with one or more of the options listed below.
This gas is known as laughing gas and is often used on patients to elevate their mood and make the dental experience less stressful. It is administered through the nose and wears off quickly once your treatment has been completed.
IV sedation often makes patients feel as though they have slept through their dental procedure. An IV sedation is often used for short dental treatments and is injected into the bloodstream via IV. It may also make you feel groggy afterward.
Oral sedatives are great for patients that prefer to avoid needles. It is administered before treatment to put patients into a sedated state, dulling the senses and making the procedure go by like a dream.
Your dental visit should be as comfortable as possible, which is why we provide advanced sedation methods to keep you calm and make the dentist less fear-inducing. For more information about sedative options, stop by our dental office in Plano.