Published: 04/25/2018

Are you one of the many people who fears going to the dentist? One negative experience can make it hard for you to ever go back. The tools used can make the experience scary, but most doctors want you to feel as comfortable as possible. If fear is keeping you from taking care of your oral health, you should learn more about the possibility of being sedated before you next dental procedure.

What’s the Sedation?

When it comes to sedation dentistry, there are a lot of different options available. Here we use a special IV-administered sedative. The medicine keeps you awake during the dental treatment, but it alleviates your pain and anxiety. In fact, most patients find they do not remember the experience after the treatment is finished, which means your dental anxiety won’t be compounded.

Are There Risks?

Sedatives can affect patients differently. One patient may make it through the procedure without any problems while another may have a spike in blood pressure. Because your safety is our number one priority, we monitor your blood oxygen level, breathing, heart rate and blood pressure throughout the entire dental procedure.

Who Qualifies?

Not all patients qualify for sedation dentistry. Other health issues, such as heart problems, can disqualify you from getting sedation. Take a look at these examples of qualifying characteristics:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Severe gag reflex
  • Tooth-related phobia
  • Past dental trauma
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Complex procedure
  • Needle-related phobia

Dr. Kovacs considers each patient on a case by case basis to ensure we give the best care possible.

Learn More

We understand that you may be nervous to commit coming to the dentist even if a sedative is involved. That’s why we give you plenty of opportunities to learn more about the procedure. You can call us to set up an educational appointment that will allow us to learn more about your patient history and allow you to learn more about the sedation process. Contact us in Longview, TX to learn more today!

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