Your comfort is our top priority
At Spring Creek Dentistry in Spring, TX, we care not just about your oral health, but about the quality of your experience with us. We understand that the dentist isn’t exactly on the top of everyone’s list of fun places to go, and that many patients actually avoid the dentist out of fear. If you are one of millions of Americans suffering from any form of dental anxiety, our compassionate team wants you to know that you are in good hands, and that all of your concerns will be heard and taken seriously. We also want you to know we offer light sedation to help you relax throughout your treatment.
Is Sedation Right for Me?
There are countless reasons people dislike or avoid the dentist. Here are some of the most common reasons patients experience dental anxiety:
- A traumatic or painful experience in the past
- Popular culture and horrific images of teeth pulling
- The sights and sounds of the dentist (the drill)
- Fear of pain, needles, or blood
- Bad gag reflex
- Trouble sitting still through lengthy appointments
- Small mouth or jaw pain
If you can relate to any of the above, you may benefit from sedation dentistry.
Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide comes in the form of a gas (nitrous) mixed with oxygen that you breathe in through a small mask. You will instantly start to feel relaxed and comfortable, and all your concerns will melt away. You may feel lethargic and happy, but will remain conscious and able to respond to the doctor during treatment (although the details may be fuzzy). The effects will wear off almost instantly and you will be able to drive yourself home.
IV sedation will actually put you to sleep, and you will need to arrange for transportation. This is the heaviest form of sedation and is only offered by Dr. Dar during oral surgery procedures. IV sedation will require you to arrange transportation, because drowsiness may last for a few hours after your treatment. To find out if you’re a candidate for IV sedation, Dr. Dar will evaluate your current and medical history, including any conditions or medications that may interfere with its effectiveness. Your vital signs will be closely monitored throughout your care.
Take control of your oral health & call today to schedule!
At Spring Creek Dentistry, we are proud to offer a comprehensive mix of services to provide all of your family’s dental needs under one roof. We have four amazing doctors and an outstanding team who can’t wait to meet you.
If you are in need of dental care but suffer from dental anxiety that prevents you from seeking treatment, we would love to speak with you about sedation dentistry. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Spring dentist – Dr. Oakley, Dr. Henley, or Dr. Miller – please contact us at Spring Creek Dentistry today at (281) 407-8333 .