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Did you know that there are products available at Highland Village Smile Studio that can help you finally relax in the dental chair? Well, it’s true! Dr. Nicole Richardson and our team understand that many patients are afraid of the dental office and treatments, which is why we happily offer dental sedation in Highland Village, Texas.

There are many different types of dental sedation available, but there are three sedatives that are more commonly used. Those sedatives are:

-Oral sedation: Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. This is one of the easiest sedatives to use because the only thing you need to do is swallow the pill about an hour prior to your dental appointment. By the time you get to our office, you will feel drowsy and groggy. Depending on the dose given to you, you may even fall asleep during your treatment.

-Nitrous oxide sedation: Nitrous oxide is a light, flavored gas that is inhaled through the nose. The effects will make you feel tingly and light headed, but they will wear off once your treatment is over. When you first come into the office, your dentist will place a small mask over your nose and will ask you to inhale deeply. After a few minutes, the gas will enter your system and will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. When the treatment is finished, your dentist will remove the mask and you will feel normal once again.

-IV sedation: IV sedation is generally used for extreme dental treatments, like oral surgery. This sedative is sent into your body through an IV and it usually sends you into a deep sleep. This sedative takes effect quickly and it gives your dentist control she needs.

For more information about dental sedatives, please call (972) 317.1406 today and talk to a member of our team! We also encourage you to talk to your dentist when you come in for your next appointment so we can better understand your feelings and emotions. We are here to help you as much as possible!