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Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation Dentistry in Houston

If you feel extreme levels of anxiety or fear at the prospect of having dental work, you are not alone. Millions of Americans do not have necessary dental procedures because they are too nervous about the actual treatment process. The good news is that Houston dentist Wayde Fawcett, DDS offers innovative dental techniques to help relieve you of dental anxiety and experience a comfortable, even pleasant, dental treatment.
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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medications to reduce anxiety, induce relaxation, and/or put patients to sleep during dental treatment. Depending on an individual’s unique needs, nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia are available to facilitate oral care while maximizing comfort.
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What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry provides many advantages to patients seeking treatment from Dr. Fawcett. Sedation techniques performed by a trained dental professional can:
Reduce fear and anxiety associated with dental treatment
Make dental procedures easier to perform on sensitive patients
Allow multiple procedures to be performed during one visit
Ease or eliminate discomfort during complex procedures
When sedation methods are administered in a safe, controlled environment—as they are at our practice—patients can feel confident about their experience. At every stage of the sedation process, our team is attentive to each individual’s needs and focused on delivering the highest-quality care.
“Dr. Fawcett and his team are the best! They are extraordinarily “people” focused. Dr. Fawcett is always on the cutting edge of technology. I appreciate their care and attention to details!”

~ Miriam

Who Is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Individuals who are good candidates for sedation dentistry may seek these services for a variety of reasons. They may:
  • Experience sensitivity during dental treatment (sensitive teeth and/or gums)
  • Have a fear of the dentist and/or dental treatments
  • Have a hyperactive gag reflex
  • Have a difficult time with local anesthetics
  • Want to complete several procedures at once
  • Have disabilities that make dental treatment challenging

Determining if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry requires an evaluation performed by Dr. Fawcett. During this appointment, he reviews your medical history, notes any allergies or adverse reactions to medications, examines the condition of your dental health, and discusses the reasons you are interested in sedation. Once this comprehensive assessment is complete, he explains which sedation option(s) is the best fit for your needs.

When you have selected your preferred method of sedation, Dr. Fawcett will detail what to expect, as well as discuss any preparations you should make before your appointment.

Which Sedation Options Are Available?

Sedation dentistry, also known as “sleep dentistry”, at our practice involves a simple and effective technique to help you relax during your dental treatment. For patients needing extra help relaxing, these methods can alleviate a lot of the anxieties they may be susceptible to.

Contact the Fawcett Center for Dentistry, P.A.

For more information on sedation dentistry and ways in which you can achieve a more comfortable dental procedure, please contact the Fawcett Center for Dentistry.
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Sedation Sleep Dentistry in Houston, TX

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