At Dental Specialists Center in North Texas, our multi-disciplinary experts provide specialized care in one convenient DFW location. As such, we offer in-house oral sedation for most procedures, upon request.
Why Dental Sedation?
Choosing to have oral sedation during your treatment provides:
The most relaxing experience possible
An environment where our specialists can work more efficiently
Opportunities to complete your treatment in one appointment
Solutions for individuals with dental anxiety and phobia
If you’re curious about whether sedation is appropriate for your particular situation, just ask! We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Your Safety and Comfort is Important to Us
All dental sedation patients are carefully screened, and a thorough medical history is completed prior to administering any type of sedative medication. Please plan to bring a list of all medications that you take (prescription or over the counter, including supplements) as well as disclose underlying medical conditions that you may have. Even if you feel it is not significant, there are contraindications for certain health issues that we should be made aware of; your privacy and confidentiality is respected at all times.
Planning for Your DFW Dental Sedation Appointment
We ask that you have a trusted friend or family member accompany you to your appointment, as well as drive you home. It can take a few hours after the procedure for the sedatives to completely wear off. Plan to wear comfortable, loose clothing, and dress in layers. We’ll give you a medication that’s taken by mouth just before your scheduled treatment. Gradually, you’ll start to feel sleepy or like you’re daydreaming.
During oral sedation, you’ll remain semi-conscious, being able to respond to basic questions and instructions (such as “open” or “close”) but sleepy enough that you’re not quite aware of what’s going on around you. Because of the amnesic effect of the medication that we use, you may not even remember the appointment.
When Should You Request Sedation
It’s quite routine for our specialists to provide sedation during dental treatments such as:
- Wisdom tooth extraction
- Same day dental implants
- Root canals
- Full mouth rehabilitation
However, sedation isn’t restricted to just these particular treatments. We offer it as a solution to anyone that wants to feel more relaxed, overcome dental phobia, or simply “nap” through the visit for a more efficient experience.
To learn more about dental sedation in DFW, call Dental Specialists Center of North Texas to schedule a consultation!