Many patients experience dental anxiety, a leading cause of poor oral health in adults today. To give our patients as comfortable an experience as possible, Plano dentist Dr. Jacob Grapevine offers three forms of dental sedation. The goal of sedation dentistry is to relax you and increase your comfort level. Dental sedation can enable anxious and fearful patients to not only maintain their dental health but to receive the treatments they need to restore oral health after time away from the dentist.
Our team is compassionate and caring, taking the time to understand your needs and ensure that you feel comfortable during your visit with us.
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Nitrous Oxide sedation, or laughing gas, is the most common method of sedation we use. It relaxes you during your appointment while still being aware of your surroundings and enables you to drive yourself home afterward. Administered through a tiny cannula placed beneath the nose, Nitrous Oxide takes effect and wears off quickly and is well tolerated by most patients.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
Oral sedation is a pill we prescribe that is taken before the procedure. It provides a moderate relaxation level similar to falling asleep. Oral sedation requires you to have an escort to and from the office.
IV Dental Sedation
A medical anesthesiologist administers intravenous or IV sedation in our office, and you are under his care for the entire length of the procedure. This is similar to a deep sleep, with little or no remembrance of the procedure.
Our focus is on each patient. We provide personal attention and care, with your concerns in mind. If you are interested in learning more about our sedation dentistry options, please contact us. We welcome patients who have been avoiding the dentist due to fear, anxiety, and embarrassment about the condition of their smile. Dr. Grapevine can help you reestablish your oral health for an improved quality of life and a boost to your self-confidence.