Relieve Your Dental Fear at Houston Dental Office, LifeSmiles
For many people, going to the dentist can be a stressful and anxiety-provoking experience. Fortunately, there are various sedation options available to make dental visits more comfortable and manageable. LifeSmiles and Houston Dentist, Dr. Randy Mitchmore offers sedation options including oral and IV sedation.
Oral sedation involves taking a pill before the dental procedure. These medications help to create a feeling of calm and a state of relaxation. This type of sedation can be used for patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety. Oral sedation takes time to take effect, typically between 30 minutes to an hour after taking the medication. The effects of oral sedation can last for several hours after the procedure, so patients must have someone to drive them home.
IV sedation involves the administration of medication through an IV line. Houston Dentist, Dr. Randy Mitchmore is certified in this type of sedation which is commonly used for patients who experience severe anxiety or require complex dental procedures. The medication used in IV sedation helps to create a deep state of relaxation and can sometimes cause patients to fall asleep. However, patients are still able to respond to verbal cues from the dentist, making it a safe option. The effects of IV sedation can last for several hours after the procedure, so patients must have someone to drive them home.
Choosing the Right Sedation Option
When considering sedation options, it is important to discuss your concerns and medical history with the team at LifeSmiles to determine the best option for you. Factors that may affect the type of sedation used include the severity of anxiety, the length and complexity of the procedure, and any medical conditions that may impact the use of sedation. Talk to us today about your concerns. We invite you in for a meet and greet with Dr. Randy Mitchmore in a tranquil setting designed to put all your fears at rest.