Do you or a loved one have dental anxiety? Does the thought of visiting the dentist, even for a routine appointment, fill you with fear? Dr. Michael Courter provides sedation dentistry for patients in his Midland, TX dental office. He aims to create a warm and friendly environment where patients can feel comfortable and relaxed. For patients who have had a past negative experience at a dental office, or those with dental phobias, sedation can help. Dental sedation is a general dentistry service used to relax patients during dental procedures.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Dental sedation may be used for a variety of patients, not just those with dental fear or anxiety. Sedation benefits:
- Patients with special needs or disabilities
- Those with a fear of dental drills/sensitivity to loud noises
- Patients with surgical or complex dental procedures
- Those with severe anxiety or fear of the dentist
Contact our office if you have avoided visiting the dentist. Our friendly dental team has created a judgment-free space where patients can feel confident about addressing their dental needs. Let us know how we can accommodate you.
Common Methods of Dental Sedation
We offer two types of dental sedation to calm and relax our patients:
- Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask directly before treatment. Patients often feel giggly and content during their dental procedures under nitrous oxide. They may also feel so relaxed that they fall asleep during their treatment.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is taken as a pill about an hour before a dental procedure. With this type of sedation, patients may be conscious during treatment but will not remember anything that happened during their procedure. Patients will also not feel any pain under oral conscious sedation.
Contact Our Dental Office
Treat your dental fear and anxiety and take control of your oral health with dental sedation. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Courter online. You may also call his office at [new_patient_phone_span to request an appointment. Please let our team know if you have any current questions or concerns about your sedation options. They will always be happy to help you.