Calming Nerves With Sedation Dentistry
While people may understand that they need to visit the dental office, sometimes fear or anxiety makes that task simply impossible. As a result, we want to make it as easy as possible to get comfortable, especially if you have had a negative experience in the past and struggle to complete care as a result. At Dr. SmiLee, Dr. Jong Lee offers multiple sedation options, so you can determine the one that fits your needs. Just give us a call and we will help you get started with relaxing sedation dentistry in our Waco, TX dental office!
Minimal Sedation (Oral Sedation)
For those with moderate levels of anxiety, our oral conscious sedation is a great option. Taken about an hour or so before your treatment begins, this sedative makes you feel even more relaxed than nitrous oxide, but still awake so you can speak with the dentist directly about your comfort levels. Since the sedative is generally more powerful, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the dental office.
The most powerful of sedation available in dentistry, IV sedation is administered intravenously through the bloodstream. This option is more ideal for those with severe levels of anxiety or special needs. The IV allows the Anesthesiologist to control the amount of sedative provided at any given time, while Dr. Jong Lee completes your dental treatment. Following your appointment, we ask that you have a friend or family pick you up from your appointment. You should also wait about 12 hours for the effects to completely wear off.