Sedation Dentistry in Dallas, TX

Dental sedation can be added onto virtually any treatment plan, and it can make a world of a difference for patients who struggle to schedule and attend dental visits due to anxiety. Sedation helps make appointments feel shorter from the patient’s perspective, and sometimes our team is actually able to work more efficiently when patients are calm and relaxed throughout their treatment. To learn more about our sedation services or schedule your next visit, please contact our office!

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Which sedation option is right for me?

Buckner Terrace Dental offers two choices for dental sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide is a great choice for patients with mild dental anxiety or patients who are undergoing shorter, less invasive treatments and just want to feel more relaxed. Oral conscious sedation puts the patient into a deeper state of relaxation, and the effects of it will not completely wear off for several hours, so it tends to work better for patients with severe dental anxiety or those undergoing invasive and lengthy dental procedures.

Is dental sedation safe?

Before dental sedation is added to a patient’s treatment plan, our team always goes over the patient’s medical history, current health status, and any medications that they’re taking to ensure that their choice of sedation will be safe for them. You may experience some mild side effects after your visit, like headache, dizziness, dry mouth, or nausea, but these effects should dissipate after a few hours. If you have any questions or concerns about dental sedation before or after your appointment, please don’t hesitate to talk to our team.

Can I drive myself home after receiving dental sedation?

If you choose to utilize laughing gas during your visit, you will more than likely be just fine to drive yourself home at the end of your appointment. The effects of nitrous oxide tend to wear off after a few minutes of breathing normal oxygen, but you are welcome to wait in our lobby for a little longer until you feel totally comfortable driving home. Patients who undergo oral conscious sedation will need to have a friend or family member wait in the lobby during their treatment to drive them home, and the patient should not drive during the following 24 hours either.