What is Sedation Dentistry
At Cornerstone Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Edinburg & McAllen, TX, we don’t ever want patients’ fear and anxiety over pain to prevent them from getting the dental treatment they need. Sedation dentistry allows your treatment to be as pain-free as possible.
We utilize a variety of different techniques and levels of sedation to take the anxiety out of your procedure. Remember, sedation doesn’t always mean that you are put completely under!
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
We can provide different levels of sedation depending on the procedure and anxiety of our patients. In many instances, IV sedation is the preferred method of choice as it allows our patients a very relaxed and comfortable experience. Every patient is different, and we will make a mutual decision at your consultation if you feel you need relief from dental anxiety.
What are the Types of Sedation?
As with any procedures performed here at Cornerstone Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we choose your sedative based on your medical history & individual dental needs.
- Minimal Sedation (fully awake & relaxed)
- Moderately Sedated (patient speaking, but forgetting most of the procedure)
- Deep Sedation (IV allows patients to awaken easily, right on the edge of being conscious)
- General Anesthesia (patient fully under)
If you’d like to know more about the approach we use for sedation dentistry in Edinburg & McAllen, TX, you can visit us at our dental office conveniently located near you.