Many people have a phobia of going to the dentist, which keeps them from getting necessary dental care. For these folks, Avery Ranch Dental and Dr. Lowery in Austin, Texas offer the option of sedation dentistry to help them relax and overcome fears of any treatment.
Sedation dentistry, put very simply, is receiving general and cosmetic dentistry while under sedation. Oral sedation is very safe and is an efficient way to alleviate stress and fear to help you relax while you are in the dentist’s chair.
At Avery Ranch, Dr. Lowery and her associates use oral sedation which keeps you conscious enough so that you can respond to speech and requests to open your mouth, but this state (sometimes referred to as “twilight sleep”) will be so relaxing that you probably will not remember most of the appointment.
Sedation dentistry is exceptionally safe and common. Dr. Lowery and her team of expert doctors are trained and certified in the use of many forms of anesthetic and sedation for use in dental procedures. Their only goal is to make your visit as calm, easy and relaxing as possible. Even if you have had traumatic experiences in the past, they will help to relax you and keep your time in the office as painless and stress-free as possible.
The most common form of sedation is oral sedation or twilight sleep. With this kind of sedation, you will be able to answer questions and respond to requests but will be so relaxed that the visit will pass like a dream. You will need to have a ride home after, as you will be too groggy to operate a vehicle.
Other options include nitrous oxide, which is sometimes known as laughing gas. The advantage of nitrous oxide sedation is that it has a very fast recovery time, and you usually retain the ability to drive yourself home after the procedure. Finally, in more extreme cases, intravenous sedation or general sedation can be used, but this is rare and requires a period of several hours of recovery and recuperation during which you may need to be monitored due to the deeper level of sedation and risk associated with that. As with twilight sleep, you will need someone to drive you home.
If you are curious about sedation dentistry and whether it is a good option for you, Dr. Lowery is happy to address your concerns. Our office offers nitrous sedation and oral sedation level type sedation. Give our office a call or schedule a visit online today.
At Avery Ranch Dental, our goal is to accommodate every patient to meet their financial and dental needs. Please contact our office for more information about the insurance policies we accept, and see how we can partner with you.
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This quite literally has been the best dental experience I have ever had and I am very appreciative of Dr. Lowery and her staff.
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