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Relaxing and comfortable dental care is possible for everyone with sedation dentistry. There are different levels of sedation that are available to help those undergoing dental treatments relax while their procedure is performed. Our dental team at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces wants you to feel at ease when you come to us for your dental care. If you are looking for sedation dentistry in San Antonio, come see us at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces.

There are multiple reasons why patients may want to use sedation dentistry. Many people feel uncomfortable at the dentist and experience dental anxiety. Others may have a sensitive gag reflex or other disorders that cause them discomfort during dental treatments. Sedation dentistry is also used during invasive procedures, like wisdom tooth removal, or other types of oral surgery. Our offices offer mild, moderate and complete sedation options for patients, depending on their needs, medical history and procedure.

Sedation Dentistry Options

We offer a few different types of sedation methods to ensure you are comfortable during your treatment. Which sedation option is right for you?

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    Nitrous Oxide

    Consider Nitrous Oxide if you are nervous or anxious about your routine teeth cleaning or dental exam. Nitrous oxide is also called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that most people tolerate well. The effects wear off quickly, and you are able to drive after this type of sedation.

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    Oral Conscious Sedation

    Consider Oral Conscious Sedation if you have a more severe dental anxiety or a condition like severe gag reflex. With oral conscious sedation, oral medications can be prescribed to take before dental treatments to put you into a deeply relaxed state. Oral conscious sedation is recommended and effective for those with moderate to severe dental anxiety.

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    General Anesthesia

    We will recommend General Anesthesia if you are undergoing a more invasive surgical procedure or mouth reconstruction. Intravenous or general anesthesia is used when the procedure your require calls for complete sedation.

Sedation dentistry ensures that everyone can get the dental care they need and be comfortable during their treatments. If you or a family member needs sedation dentistry, come see us at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces in San Antonio.