Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Moberi Dental Specialists

Endodontists located in Houston, TX

Whether you receive nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral medication, or an IV solution, you can lie back comfortably and relax during your dental treatment at Moberi Dental Specialists. The team offers several types of sedation dentistry options at both of their Houston locations. Book your next appointment with the online scheduling feature, or simply call the Galleria or Copperfield office.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps you to relax during dental procedures. Your dentist may suggest sedation for simple routine exams and cleanings if you have dental anxiety, or during lengthy and complex dental procedures.

Sedation can be inhaled, taken orally, or administered intravenously. Each type of sedation method has varying strengths and benefits, so it’s best to talk with your dentist about your needs and concerns to determine which one is right for you.

Which type of sedation dentistry is best?

There is no one-size-fits-all sedation method. Depending on your needs, the team at Moberi Dental Specialists may recommend one of the following:

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is inhaled to help you relax while lying back in the dental chair. This type of sedation is ideal if you’re having a minor or routine dental procedure because it keeps you awake, but comfortable. However, some men and women become entirely unaware of their dental treatment while inhaling nitrous oxide.

Oral sedation

Oral sedation involves taking a relaxant or anti-anxiety medication before your appointment. In most cases, your oral sedation is prescribed ahead of time, so you can take it before heading over to the clinic. This way, you remain completely relaxed, and may even fall asleep, as soon as you lie back in the dental chair.

IV sedation

Intravenous sedation involves placing an IV in your arm and administering medications that help calm your nerves. While IV sedation isn’t designed to knock you out, many men and women either fall asleep or have no recollection of their treatment afterward.

General anesthesia is another option if you’re having a lengthy dental procedure or if traditional sedation options haven’t been effective in the past.

Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

With so many sedation dentistry solutions available at Moberi Dental Specialists, you have plenty of options for relaxation during your dental appointment. Sedation dentistry may be right for you if you suffer from:

  • Severe back pain
  • Fear of needles
  • Dental anxiety
  • Panic attacks

No matter which type of sedation you choose, keep in mind that if you have oral, IV, or general anesthesia, you’re going to need a ride home afterward. Nitrous oxide wears off as soon as your dentist removes the mask, so you can typically drive safely home after your procedure.

Schedule an evaluation at Moberi Dental Specialists to see if sedation dentistry is right for you during your next dental procedure. Click on the online scheduling feature, or call your closest clinic to book.