Dealing with Dental Fear and Anxiety in Temple, TX Made Easy!

Posted on Behalf of Lakewood Dental Trails

Every dentist understands that not every person looks forward to dental visits, much less due to the need for a particular procedure. Many people developed the fear of anything that has to do with dentistry due to past experiences, discomfort caused by dental equipment, and more. Meanwhile, others avoid scheduling visits due to reasons like feeling embarrassed, physical limitations, etc. At Lakewood Dental Trails, whatever reason a patient has that keeps them from visiting our practice; we propose a solution in the form of sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is performed by dentists using a certain sedative to provide patients the peace of mind they need to undergo any dental procedure. Our practice offers two choices: in the form of a gas and a pill.

The former is a method called Laughing gas that makes patients feel calm by delivering a gas through a mask worn over the nose throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide is being mixed with oxygen to provide patients safe and effective dosages depending on their needs. The latter, on the other hand, uses a certain medication usually taken an hour before the scheduled appointment to make sure that it has taken effect by then.

To make sure that the approach given to a patient is the most ideal, our dentist would first check their medical records and list of medications taken. Doing so ensures that there will be no potential complications to be experienced.


Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

  • Various dental procedures can be performed in one sitting without causing the patient any discomfort and worries.

  • Patients with special needs like a dental phobia, strong gag reflex, sensitive teeth, and more can take advantage of sedation options on their next appointment for a more pleasant experience.

  • The dentist can perform their work effectively and efficiently since there is nothing that can get in the way.

  • With it, patients who have always been avoiding dental visits will realize that their future appointments do not have to be a struggle.

  • It is possible for patients to choose between staying fully alert or completely unconscious since the dentist can adjust the level of sedation before or even during the procedure.


Everyone deserves anxious-free and comfortable dental experience. Avail of our Sedation Dentistry services in Temple, TX to make it possible! Book your appointment with us at Lakewood Dental Trails.


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