Carrollton Sedation Dentist
Relieving Dental Anxiety
We understand that certain dental procedures can bring some anxiety to the patients. Our top priority is to make dental care and treatment procedures as comfortable as possible for our patients. Towards this objective, we offer three types of sedation.
To patients who want a soothing and relaxed dental experience, Dr. Durga Devarakonda offers inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide (aka laughing gas) is an effective and safe sedative that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a mask which fits over the patients’ nose. We give nitrous oxide sedation to patients who want to stay awake during the procedure so that they can respond to requests and directions during the treatment. We monitor the sedation level during your treatment and the effect of nitrous oxide usually wears off within a few minutes after the mask is removed. Patients are generally able to drive home after their appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Durga provides oral conscious sedation to patients with moderate to severe anxiety. It consists of taking a prescription sedative pill before a dental procedure. We tailor oral sedative dosage to each patient to provide an optimal level of relaxation during treatment. The effects of this sedation can linger for several hours after the procedure, so the patients are advised to take some time off from work and have someone to drive them home.
Our trained and licensed specialist provides IV sedation for a deeper level of relaxation during the dental procedure. After IV sedation, we monitor the patient and release to an escort after the effects of sedation have diminished.