Sedation Dentistry

Dental Anxiety? Don’t Worry! Ryan Dental Group Offers Sedation Dentistry

When you think about visiting the dentist, do your palms start to sweat? Do you begin to feel panicked? Does a creeping feeling of dread begin to build? Or do you simply avoid thinking about it all together? What if we told you there was another way to think about the dental office – a way that involves comfort, relaxation, and stress-free care? With sedation dentistry from Ryan Dental Group in Allen, Texas, you can experience a different kind of dental care and overcome the obstacles that stand between you and excellent oral health.

The sedation dentistry at Ryan Dental Group includes nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and even IV sedation performed by an anesthesiologist. We know that sedation dentistry isn’t a "one-size-fits-all" proposition, which is why we give you choices and various levels of sedation to make finding care that fits your level of fear and desired comfort easy.

Nitrous oxide has been used by dentists for over 150 years to help patients overcome discomfort in the dental chair. This light sedation dentistry option is inhaled to induce feelings of euphoria and warmth. It’s very easy to control your level of sedation with nitrous oxide – simply breathe in more or less. The feelings induced by nitrous oxide wear off relatively quickly, meaning that you’ll feel back to normal in a matter of minutes; you’ll even be able to drive yourself home with no ill side effects! If you’re just looking for a sedation dentistry option to take the edge off, nitrous oxide is likely for you.

For those with a bit more anxiety or who need more extensive and advanced procedures, oral conscious or IV sedation dentistry may be in order. We more commonly recommend oral conscious sedation, which involves taking a sedative pill prior to your visit. You remain awake and able to respond, but you may feel groggy and be unable to remember the visit when it’s over. If needed, we can also bring in an anesthesiologist to administer IV sedation. Because we perform so many advanced treatments, such as dental implants and full-mouth reconstruction, sedation dentistry is essential to fully serving patients at our Allen, Texas dental office.

Contact Ryan Dental Group to make an appointment for sedation dentistry. We can use dental sedation to enhance checkups, cleanings, restorative dental care, and cosmetic procedures. There’s no reason for you to fear visiting our Allen dental office, and we happily serve patients from Lucas, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, Parker, and nearby communities, too.