Do you feel anxious or stressed when it is time for dental treatments? At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, our goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible. So, we offer enteral sedation by medication for patients who need a little extra help relaxing in the dental chair.

What Is Enteral Sedation?

Enteral sedation, also known as oral conscious sedation or relaxation dentistry, is a type of sedation that uses medication to create a deep sense of relaxation. When you use this medication, all body systems remain normal, and you are still breathing on your own. As a result, the amnesia effect is much lighter compared to general anesthesia.

The relaxation effects are powerful; some patients even fall asleep during the dental appointment. But you are still able to respond to instructions and speak. You might not remember much of the dental visit after the medication effects wear off.

Is Dental Sedation Safe?

These medications are considered safe, especially when used under the supervision of a medical professional. They are usually in the category of drugs similar to valium.

Enteral sedation is a safer solution compared to general anesthesia. The effects are strong enough to help you relax during the dental visit without the potential negative side effects of full anesthesia.

Is Enteral Sedation Right for You?

This type of dental sedation is an excellent solution for patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. Additionally, oral sedation is sometimes recommended for children or people with disabilities who have a hard time sitting still in the dental chair.

Our team at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas will complete a full evaluation of your medical history before deciding whether dental sedation is a good fit. We always ensure that there are no medical issues or other problems that could cause complications with the sedation.

If you need dental work and want help relaxing in the dental chair, we invite you to talk to us about your options for sedation and more. Rest assured, knowing that you are in good hands when you choose Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas.

We serve families throughout the DFW area and provide full-service dental solutions for people of all ages. Contact us at your convenience to learn about available services and book an appointment with an experienced dental team. We are always here to help.

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