Steady Your Nerves With Sedation Dentistry

It’s normal to feel uneasy about certain things in life. You’re not alone. Anxiety and fear are internal mechanisms that derive from self-preservation. However, anxiousness and fearfulness can harm you in more ways than one. If you’re apprehensive towards visiting the dentist due to irrational fear, rumors, or childhood memories, Dr. Smith at Pecan Tree Dental provides sedation dentistry to ease your worries. Our team in Grand Pairie, TX provides gentle, compassionate dental care, as if a family member were sitting in the dental chair. 

What Types Of Sedation Do You Offer?

Oral Sedation: This is the most conservative type of sedation offered. It involves ingesting a pill orally to induce a relaxed, calm state of mind. The patient is able to communicate with and respond to the doctor once induced. 

Nitrous Oxide: Otherwise known as “laughing gas,” this type of sedation relaxes the patient with a small, gentle plastic mask that fits over the patient’s nose and mouth. As a pleasantry, the mask is scented, and the gas induces a mellow, “twilight” state of mind. The patient is able to follow instructions and speak with the doctor once induced. 

Intravenous (IV) Sedation: In some cases, a patient will be recommended IV sedation due to severe anxiety and fear relating to their dental treatment. Dr. Smith brings in a licensed anesthesiologist to sedate the patient and monitor their vitals during the procedure. The patient will remain conscious, but will most likely not remember the treatment.
Remember to schedule a ride with a family or friend to and from the office if you expect sedation dentistry to be involved with your treatment or procedure. 

Let Pecan Tree Dental Know About You 

If you need reassurance, call our office today, and our team will discuss with you in more depth about sedation dentistry. Our goal is to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Smith and the team at Pecan Tree Dental treat every patient like family, which means you will experience individual, tailored service according your dental care needs.

About Dr. Quinn Smith

Dr. Quinn Smith is a well-respected and highly experienced general, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentist in Grand Prairie, TX. He takes a patient-first approach that starts from the moment patients enter our Pecan Tree Dental office, and he offers a three-year guarantee on all dental work that he performs. Whether you’re a new or returning patient, you can schedule a consultation or your next appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111.