Can I be put to sleep for my treatment?
Dental anxiety is a big problem for many people, and your dental care team at Lakewood Dental Trails is sympathetic to your feelings. So we’re pleased to offer options to help you relax and let us provide the high-quality dentistry you need.
Nitrous oxide is a type of sedation that our Temple, TX dentists offer that’s very effective and even safe and mild enough for children. You inhale nitrous oxide through a small nasal mask, and it works very quickly to provide relaxation and a calm sense of well-being. You won’t go to sleep, and as soon as we stop administering the nitrous, the effects wear off quickly. You will be able to drive yourself home from your dental appointment.
Need a little deeper relaxation? Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative about an hour before your scheduled procedure. You’ll be calm and relaxed when you arrive for your dental appointment and remain so for the duration of your procedure. If you opt for conscious sedation, you will need a friend or family member to drive you safely to and from your appointment.
Would you like to learn more about sedation dentistry at our Temple, TX dental office? Please call Lakewood Dental Trails to speak with a helpful member of our dental care team.