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Sedation Dentistry in Flower Mound

Get Help With Anxiety

Sedation For Comfort & Convenience

If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental appointment or surgery at River Walk Dental, we’re here to help. Dr. Sonal Naik and the team at our office can provide you with sedation to make sure you feel safe and comfortable during your next appointment at our office. Learn more below, or contact us now to schedule an appointment.

How to cope with

Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is very common. Whether you’re just a bit nervous about an upcoming filling, or you’re uncomfortable at the dentist because you’ve had bad experiences at dental offices before, you’re not alone.

There are a few ways you can cope with dental anxiety. First, we recommend discussing your anxiety and fear with Dr. Naik before your appointment. Then, she can take steps to make sure you feel safe and comfortable during your procedure. 

Distractions are also helpful. For example, it may help you to listen to your favorite music or a podcast while you have your appointment at River Walk Dental, as this can distract you from the process. 

Even simple mindfulness activities, like breathing deeply and consistently throughout your consultation, can help you feel more safe, secure, and comfortable at the dentist. At your appointment, Dr. Sonal Naik can advise you on other techniques you can use to cope with your fear and anxiety.

Types of Sedation We Offer

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Sedation is a great option for any patient with anxiety, or for patients who are undergoing dental surgery. We offer nitrous oxide sedation at our office. This method of sedation uses nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas), which is delivered through a comfortable nose mask. You’ll just breathe in whenever Dr. Naik instructs you to do so.

Nitrous oxide will make you feel a bit more disconnected from what’s going on around you, and helps mitigate pain, discomfort, and anxiety. However, you’ll remain fully conscious and responsive to commands.

This method of sedation also wears off after about 5 minutes, so you can drive yourself home and get back to your daily routine immediately, or you can even go back to work after your appointment. 

Types of Sedation We Offer

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Sedation is a great option for any patient with anxiety, or for patients who are undergoing dental surgery. We offer nitrous oxide sedation at our office. This method of sedation uses nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas), which is delivered through a comfortable nose mask. You’ll just breathe in whenever Dr. Naik instructs you to do so.

Nitrous oxide will make you feel a bit more disconnected from what’s going on around you, and helps mitigate pain, discomfort, and anxiety. However, you’ll remain fully conscious and responsive to commands.

This method of sedation also wears off after about 5 minutes, so you can drive yourself home and get back to your daily routine immediately, or you can even go back to work after your appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about sedation dentistry and treating anxiety? Check out these frequently-asked questions or give us a call at (469) 444-8464 to speak to a team member. 

What Are The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry?

Firstly and most importantly, sedation dentistry helps fight fear and anxiety. You will not feel as uncomfortable, and you can get the treatment you need without being afraid of your dental appointment.
It also helps ensure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort, along with local anesthetic. In addition to this, sedation can help suppress your gag reflex, and help with other things like fear of numbing needles.

Am I A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can be offered to just about any patient at River Walk Dental. As long as you’re in good health, you aren’t taking any medicine that could cause issues with sedation, and you have no past history of drug use, you’re likely a good candidate. Contact the team at River Walk Dental now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Naik, and get the help you need.