Sedation Dentistry Plano, TX
Sedation helps patients in Plano, TX, look forward to dentistry treatment
Dental anxiety keeps many people across the Plano, Frisco, Irving, and Plano, TX, area from enjoying the health and appearance benefits of good dental care. Dr. Bindu Kolli helps patients of all ages, genders, and walks of life overcome fear of dentistry, with gentle sedation.
Sedation dentistry options in Irving and Plano, TX
Dr. Kolli believes every patient has a right to painless dentistry – treatment without physical or emotional discomfort. She tailors sedation to the needs of the individual with:
- Inhaled anti-anxiety agent – Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” is a good choice to “take the edge off” if you are mildly anxious, or dreading numbing injections. The pleasantly scented gas takes effect quickly, calming anxiety centers in the brain and inducing a carefree state of mind. It is safe for children, and the effect wears off almost immediately after the flow of gas is halted, so the patient can return to school or work.
- Oral sedation dentistry – If you are very anxious about your dental appointment, the doctor may prescribe a pill the night before, so you get restful sleep, and another about an hour before you come into the dental office. You remain conscious but relaxed and unconcerned about treatment. You will be groggy for a few hours, so please arrange for a driver.
- Combination care – In some cases, inhaled and oral sedation can be used together. For example, Dr. Kolli may recommend a bit of nitrous oxide to get you settled, and a pill to keep you comfortable through a lengthy procedure.
When is sedation dentistry a good idea?
In addition to alleviating dental anxiety, sedation reduces an over-active gag reflex and associated salivation. Extensive treatment or multiple procedures can be performed in one visit. Since the body relaxes, too, there is less chance of jaw, neck, or back strain. Anyone with a condition that makes it difficult to sit for the duration of dental visit can benefit from sedation.
Sedation dentistry provides a positive experience that helps many people overcome dental phobia. You may only need sedation a few times before you begin to feel completely confident in Dr. Kolli’s care.