People of all ages can experience dental anxiety, which is why we strive to make your visits with us as pleasant as they are effective. Having sedation dentistry with a gentle and caring dentist means the best possible experience for you. We have helped hundreds of people to change their dental experience. In addition to our relaxing sedation options, our dental clinic is equipped with treatment rooms with blankets, pillows, and TVs to keep you comfortable and entertained.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Occasionally, patients need something a little more than just laughing gas, and that’s where oral conscious sedation comes in. Before your visit to our San Antonio clinic, a sedative medication will be prescribed to you and you will take it about an hour before your appointment. For many patients, this makes them feel significantly more relaxed and able to get the dental care that they need without fear and anxiety. Typically we recommend you have a family member or friend bring you to and from the appointment. Often times we will use nitrous oxide in conjunction with an oral sedative to get you as relaxed as possible.
The benefit of oral conscious sedation is that you can be awake the whole time and not intravenously sedated. The effects of oral sedatives are mild and typically only last for a few hours.