In order to help patients who may experience anxiety while visiting the dentist, we offer sedation dentistry in Laredo, Texas. We provide either nitrous oxide or oral sedation. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable and have as little discomfort as possible. Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates are skilled in the area of sedation dentistry, so contact our office at Planet Dental to learn more. We can be reached at 956-242-4245.
Sedation dentistry is an ideal choice for patients who feel anxious or fearful about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry consists of using a sedative medication to help you feel more at ease during your visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry options available based. At Planet Dental, we are pleased to offer the following:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes once the flow of gas is stopped.
- Oral sedation. This involves taking an oral medication prior to treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
Our knowledgeable dentist and dental team will ensure that your sedation process is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you throughout your visit. If you have chosen oral sedation, please ensure that a friend or family member is available to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, whether from negative dental experiences in the past, or you simply feel nervous about the dentist, sedation dentistry can help you feel calm and tranquil. It is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an especially sensitive gag reflex.
To learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more enjoyable, we welcome you to give us a call today.