Sedation Dentistry For Endodontic Procedures
Our sedation dentistry for endodontic procedures can help even the most anxious dental patients relax and comfortably undergo root canal treatment..
If the thought of having a root canal makes you tense and scared, don't fear - you’re note alone! Many people think that they're too afraid to have treatment for their teeth because it's painful and scary; but there is no need to be fearful when it comes to this procedure. There are different options like sedation dentistry which may help calm your fears while minimizing anxiety during your visit with the dentist .
Our skilled team – including our anesthesiologist – employs the latest methods in sedation dentistry to eliminate discomfort and anxiety, so that patients can return to enjoying their life without persistent pain.
What sedation dentistry options for root canals and other endodontic procedures in Burleson are offered?
Sedation dentistry is helpful in managing both adult and pediatric patients, including those with special needs. Our sedation options include:
Local anesthesia.With local anesthesia, novocaine or a topical anesthetic are applied and only the affected tooth will be numbed.
Nitrous Oxide. In this method, you breathe nitrous oxide- otherwise known as "laughing gas" - through a mask placed over your nose. Your endodontist can control the amount of sedation you receive and the gas typically wears off quickly.
Oral conscious sedation/oral anti-anxiety medication. There are medications that help people be calm and relaxed on the day of, as well as before they have surgery. This type of sedation does not put patients to sleep but helps them feel more at ease.
IV sedation, or moderate sedation. The sedative drug is administered intravenously, so it goes to work very quickly. In addition, your anesthesiologist can adjust the level as needed.
Deep sedation and general anesthesia. With deep sedation and general anesthesia, you’ll receive medications that will put you into a state of unconsciousness during the procedure.