September 10, 2014
At Ryan Dental Group, we understand that a dentist’s office is not necessarily someone’s favorite place in the world to be. Many people suffer from a fear of the dentist, and they may not know what to do. Though the fear may be mind for some, for others, it can be debilitating, causing them to avoid seeking dental treatment, no matter how badly they may need it. Because Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan understand the dental needs and fears of their patients, they are able to offer sedation dentistry at their Allen, TX dental office.
We are able to offer our patients a few choices when it comes to sedation dentistry. The first is oral conscious sedation. With this, all our patients have to do is take a prescribed pill before their appointment, and you will remain awake throughout your dental appointment. You will feel extremely relaxed and will experience no pain. Another option is IV sedation, which means we will administer the sedation intravenously. Both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are for our patients that experience high levels of anxiety when visiting a dentist, and we will be able to customize your sedation depending on your nervousness. With IV sedation, we will be able to monitor your heart rate, breathing, and other vitals as you are getting your dental work done. With these forms of sedation, you will have to have a loved one drive you home after your appointment, as the effects of the sedation will still be in your system.
The most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. This involves breathing the sedative through a nasal mask, causing you to feel euphoria and warmth. You will remain conscious throughout the appointment, and the side effects dissipate after the mask is removed. You will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment, and your smile will be in better health!
If you are curious as to how Drs. Ryan are able to help you overcome your dental fears with sedation dentistry, contact our office today!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We’re happy to see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.