We’re Proud to Offer Sedation Dentistry
Are you afraid of the dentist or does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with anxiety or nervousness? You aren’t alone! Over 50% of people in the US have postponed visiting the dentist due to dental phobias or anxieties.
Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental practices sedation dentistry in San Antonio (often known as Relaxation Dentistry) to help patients relax during their dental procedure. Our entire team has been trained to care for sedated patients and we make it our priority that your visit is pleasant and safe. Both IV and oral sedation dentistry options are very safe.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Patients experience a calm, anxiety-free and comfortable visit.
- A majority of patients feel no discomfort during their treatment and have little to no memory of their dental visit.
- An appointment that takes hours will fly by in minutes.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
We offer both types of sedation and your dentist will determine what is best for you.
Oral sedation dentistry – An anti-anxiety pill is prescribed and is taken one hour prior to the appointment. Unlike intravenous sedation, the patient is drowsy but awake during the procedure, feels a blissful state of relaxation and doesn’t remember the procedure after the visit.
Intravenous sedation (IV Sedation Dentistry) – An anti-anxiety liquid is administered directly into the patient’s arm or back of the hand. Relaxation effects are instantaneous. The patient is monitored throughout the procedure.
Are you ready for a relaxed, enjoyable dentist appointment?
Sedation Dentistry FAQS
It is very safe. You are monitored at all times by a dentist to make sure you are not in danger. Our whole team has been trained to care for sedated patients.
You will be in a relaxed state. You will feel so calm you will not recollect any of the procedure. Some people fall asleep, or doze off comfortably.
We require patients who are sedated during their procedure to be driven home by a responsible party. It is best to avoid activities such as driving for the remainder of the day until you are fully alert.