Do dental visits make you nervous? You’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from dental anxiety. Houston sedation dentist Dr. Richardson understands your fear. She is trained and experienced in administering oral sedation to calm nerves and create a soothing, satisfying experience.
If you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry, you’ll simply take a sedative prior to your dental visit. You’ll feel groggy, so please have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment. After you enter a state of relaxation, Dr. Richardson will perform your dental work. She may administer nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, to enhance the effects. Oral sedation wears off gradually and leaves patients with few or no memories of procedure details.
Sedation dentistry offers the potential to complete many procedures in a single visit, which can save you time and prevent the need to attend several appointments to achieve dental health and beauty. It also works well for patients who cannot withstand sitting in the dental chair for long periods or those who do not respond well to traditional anesthesia.
Call our dental office today to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation with Dr. Richardson. We give Houston, West University, Bellaire, and surrounding areas exemplary care for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!