Dental anxiety is actually very common, but if it’s actively discouraging you from attending regular checkups or seeking necessary treatment, it’s a serious problem. We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your dental care, which is why Dr. Courter offers nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation for patients who are nervous or have trouble sitting still. Call our dental office today to ask about sedation dentistry in Midland, TX.
Why Choose Dr. Michael Courter for Sedation Dentistry?
Compassionate, Attentive Team
Truly Stress-Free Dental Care
Various Levels of Sedation to Match Your Comfort Level
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Usually offered for mild dental anxiety, nitrous oxide helps you stay relaxed while receiving treatment. A mask will be placed over your nose; you’ll start feeling the effects of the gas after just a few minutes. Once the procedure is done and the mask has been removed, the nitrous oxide will wear off very quickly. This means that you’ll be alert enough to drive yourself home or back to the dental office after your appointment.
This type of sedation involves a pill, which we’ll ask you to take at a certain point before the procedure. The pill will make you very drowsy, although you’ll still be able to follow directions and answer questions. In many cases, you won’t even remember what happened during the procedure, which can be beneficial to patients with strong dental phobias. Keep in mind that unlike with nitrous oxide sedation, you’ll need another adult to drive you home after the procedure.