Sedation Dentistry in the Lake Jackson Area
We know that even the thought of receiving periodontal or implant treatment can cause anxiety and stress. To ease your mind, you will have the option to receive treatment while under conscious oral sedation, a safe and effective alternate type of sedation done orally using a pill, or through the traditional Intravenous (I.V.) sedation.
Dr. Tredinick is certified by Texas State to deliver dental treatment with conscious sedation and also provides I.V. sedation.
Why Sedation is Used in Periodontics
Visiting the dentist or periodontist can be a stressful experience. 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 and comfortable. 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 prepared in one day
- want to be treated in a caring, safe environment
If you have other reasons and wonder if sedation is right for you, ask us online or call us at 979-258-3491.
Types of Sedation Available
Conscious Oral Sedation
This type of sedation is administered using a pill that is ingested orally. This pill is a sedative that causes you to enter a light, sleepy state where you feel relaxed but are still able to hear and respond to instructions and questions from Dr. Tredinick.
I.V. sedation is a stronger form of conscious sedation which is administered directly into the bloodstream. Like oral sedation, you will still be able to respond to the doctor, but you will be in a deeper, more relaxed state.
I.V. sedation is used for more extended periodontal procedures or for patients who experience extreme fear or anxiety about treatment.
Relaxing and Calming Treatment with Sedation Dentistry
If you are one of the many patients who has avoided dental or periodontal treatment due to fear or anxiety, Coastal Periodontics can help. We are here to make your experience comfortable from the moment you arrive.
Dr. Tredinick and her staff are extremely experienced in the use of conscious oral sedation and I.V. sedation and are capable of administering either treatment. Before your procedure, the doctor will recommend which type of sedation she suggests for you. During your process, you will be continuously supported to ensure the sedation is working and providing you comfort.