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Sedation Dentistry – Kingwood, TX

Sit Back, Relax,
& Smile

Everyone needs to go to the dentist from time to time to maintain their oral health, but many avoid even routine procedures because of fear or trauma connected to negative past experiences. Fortunately, Dr. Mosby and Dr. Caldwell are able to help all types of patients enjoy calm and cool appointments thanks to sedation dentistry in Kingwood. Using the methods detailed below, he can soothe racing minds and prevent physical discomfort at the same time, making it easier than ever for people to get the care they deserve.

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Why Choose Kingwood Family Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

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Oftentimes, patients know nitrous oxide by another name: laughing gas. This calming sedative combines nitrous oxide and oxygen to help patients quickly feel warm, calm, and slightly numb all over during their appointment. If you’re interested in finding out if you’re a candidate – or you simply want to learn more about this calming solution – you can read on or schedule an appointment with our Kingwood dental team.

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

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Patients who are scared of needles, struggle with dental-related anxiety, or feel nervous in the treatment chair are often candidates for nitrous oxide. This mild form of sedation dentistry is also ideal for those who have a disability that makes it difficult to sit still in the treatment chair or those who need more extensive care, like multiple tooth extractions. Ultimately, the best way to find out if you’re a candidate is by scheduling an appointment with us. Then, we can learn more about your dental and medical history, determining if nitrous oxide would benefit you in the process.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

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If you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide, then we will add it to your treatment plan and have it prepared for you when you arrive for your appointment. After you settle into the treatment chair, we will place a small nasal mask over your nose, switch on the nitrous oxide, and ask you to breathe in through your nose. It will only take a few minutes for the effects to set in, causing any nerves, stress, or anxiety to dissipate in the process. Throughout your appointment, we can adjust the flow of nitrous oxide as needed to keep you completely calm and comfortable.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

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In addition to being fast-acting, nitrous oxide has another benefit: the effects go away almost instantly! As a result, you can get the dental care you need and then go straight back to your day without any lasting side effects, like grogginess. Of course, we’ll give you detailed aftercare instructions if you received extensive restorative care, and you’re always welcome to give us a call if any questions arise throughout the day.

IV Dental Sedation

IV drip

IV sedation is the most potent type we offer, so we typically recommend it for patients with extreme dental fear or those who require a lengthy/complicated procedure. It can also be a big help for those who have physical issues that make sitting for long periods uncomfortable. The sedative is administered by a licensed anesthesiologist through a tiny injection in the hand or arm, and almost instantly, a patient will fall into a deep state of relaxation.

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