Sedation Dentistry in the Lake Jackson Area
We know that the thought of receiving periodontal or implant treatment can cause anxiety and stress. To ease your mind, you have the option to receive treatment while under conscious sedation, taking medication orally or intravenously.
Why Sedation Is Used in Periodontics
Dr. Tredinick and the team at Coastal Periodontics believes that you should be as stress-free and comfortable as possible during your treatments and check-ups.
Sedation offers a way for you to undergo your dental treatment while completely relaxed. Sedation is best for patients who:
- have fears and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind
- have put off dental care for years because of dental anxiety
- want to have all of their care completed in one day
- want to be treated in a comforting, safe environment
Dr. Tredinick is certified by Texas to deliver dental treatment with conscious sedation. If you have questions about conscious sedation dentistry or whether it is right for you, message us or call us at 979-258-3491.
Types of Conscious Sedation Available
Oral Sedation Dentistry
With this form of sedation you take a pill, usually about an hour before your procedure, and it will gradually take effect. This allows you to avoid needles if you prefer.
The medication is a sedative that causes you to enter a light, drowsy state where you feel relaxed but can still hear and respond to instructions and questions from Dr. Tredinick. You will feel calm and comfortable throughout your procedure and won’t remember it.
With oral sedation dentistry, you will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from our office.
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation is a stronger form of conscious sedation administered directly into the bloodstream. This form of sedation takes effect very quickly.
Like oral sedation, you will still be able to respond to the doctor, but you will be in a deeper, more relaxed state. You will not feel pain during the procedure or remember it afterward.
IV sedation dentistry is used for more extended periodontal procedures or for patients who experience extreme fear or anxiety about treatment. This form of sedation allows us to adjust your level of sedation as needed during the procedure.
You will need a friend or family member to bring you to and from your appointment with IV sedation just as with oral sedation.
Caring and Comfortable Treatment with IV or Oral Sedation Dentistry
If you’re one of the many patients who has avoided dental or periodontal treatment due to anxiety, we’re here to make your experience comfortable from the moment you arrive.
Dr. Tredinick and her staff are extremely experienced in the use of oral and IV sedation and are capable of administering either treatment. Before your procedure, the doctor will recommend which type of sedation is best for you. During your process, you will be continuously supported to ensure the medication is working and you’re at ease.