Sedation Dentistry in Austin, TX
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Did you know that millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from getting the oral healthcare they need?
We're proud to offer relaxing sedation dentistry in Austin at Hedgecock Dental.
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What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is a practice that aims to ease anxiety and fear in patients who are undergoing dental procedures. It involves administering medication or sedative to calm and relax the patient during treatments like tooth extractions, root canals, or other invasive procedures. Sedation Dentistry allows patients with dental anxiety to receive the care they need without experiencing undue stress or discomfort.
Sedation dentistry uses a mild to moderate sedative (as the name implies) to help take the edge off during your appointment. At Hedgecock Dental, we are proud to offer IV sedation dentistry in Austin, Texas.
Your options for sedation
Hedgecock Dental offers several forms of sedation, so you can find an option that will help you conquer your worries. Our staff will monitor you throughout your visit to make sure you’re safe and everything goes smoothly. Make your next appointment a breeze by using sedation dentistry at our office in Austin, Texas.
IV sedation is one of the fastest and most effective forms of sedation, because it is administered intravenously and gets straight to the blood stream. You will almost instantly start to feel relaxed and lethargic, and will drift into a waking dream-like state.
You will remain awake and conscious throughout the appointment, although some patients do relax enough to fall asleep, you will be easily awakened. The details may be fuzzy and your perception of time may be altered as sedation does produce some analgesic effects, so you will be all done before you even know it!
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation comes in the form of a prescription pill that your dentist will prescribe, and you can pick up at your local pharmacy before your visit. You will take the sedative about an hour before your appointment to help you relax.
Your doctor will discuss any allergies or medication sensitivities before prescribing the perfect sedative to help you get through your dental appointment. Oral conscious sedation can be used for anything from routine cleanings to more complex dental work.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. Many patients request nitrous oxide sedation to help them relax and have a much less anxious dental visit.
Nitrous oxide comes in the form of a gas mixed with oxygen that you breathe through a small face mask at the start of your appointment. Nitrous tastes slightly sweet, and you will quickly relax into a euphoric, comfortable state that will make your appointment a breeze.
NuCalm® uses safe, proven neuroscience technology to help patients with excessive anxiety relax – without the use of narcotics or controlled substances. NuCalm® naturally brings the body into a deep state of relaxation and idleness by simulating the “pre-sleep state”.
NuCalm® topical cream or dietary supplement helps counteract the effects of adrenaline, creating a natural relaxation response. Microcurrent stimulation patches are placed behind the ears to bring brain wave pace into the pre-sleep stages. The process is completed with noise-cancelling headphones, and a light-blocking eye mask to negate audio-visual stimuli and maintain the NuCalm® relaxation state.
Your Austin dentist at Hedgecock Dental have helped many patients overcome their fears with sedation dentistry. Our doctor and staff are trained and certified in monitoring IV sedation patients to ensure everything goes smoothly. With any form of sedation, you will need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment.
A Dentist Visit Doesn't Have To Be Painful
Whether a dentist appointment causes you anxiety or you simply want to reduce the pain and sensitivity, sedation dentistry can help. If you’re looking for a dentist who offers sedation, come to Hedgecock Dental. We can provide several options that will suit your needs at our office in Austin, TX.
Being afraid of needles or drills doesn’t have to prevent you from receiving excellent oral care. With proper sedation, you’ll be able to relax and complete your oral checkup or dental procedure without stress.
At Hedgecock Dental, we believe quality dental care should be affordable and accessible to everyone. We accept and file most dental insurances.
Meet Our Doctors
Your Austin dentists, and our entire team at Hedgecock Dental offer the technical skills and clinical excellence you expect from a healthcare provider, and the compassionate care you expect from a friend.
Dr. Brandon Hedgecock
Dr. Hany Ahmed
Dr. Jenny Tran
We are dedicated to continuing education every year to bring our patients the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Our friendly and compassionate team ensures every visit is relaxed and comfortable.