Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you feel nervous? You’re definitely not alone. Millions of people avoid necessary dental care because of their dental anxiety. At Murphy Dental Home, we take the fear out of these visits for our patients. From our friendly team to our relaxing amenities to Dr. Gandhi’s gentle touch, everything is designed with your comfort in mind, but we also offer safe, effective sedation dentistry in Murphy, TX to help you feel completely at ease. Let us know that you would like to take advantage of sedation for your next appointment.
If you’re having complex or multiple procedures done, Dr. Gandhi can prescribe a pill that you take a few hours before your appointment. By the time you arrive, you should feel its effects kick in. Although you will likely remain awake throughout your appointment, you may not be able to recall details from your visit. The effects of the medication can last for a few hours, so it’s important to have a friend or family member drive you to and from our dental office and monitor you afterward.
More mild cases of dental anxiety may only require nitrous oxide (or laughing gas). Patients undergoing routine dental work can also benefit from this fast-acting sedation option. A nasal mask is placed on your face, and you inhale deeply. Within minutes, you should experience feelings of contentment and relaxation. During the appointment, we can make adjustments as needed to ensure comfort from beginning to end. After we’re finished, the effects wear off quickly, which means that you get back to your normal schedule.
Some patients need powerful sedation, and our team needs to be able to adjust medication during the procedure. That’s where IV sedation comes in. We can deliver the sedative directly to your bloodstream, meaning that you’ll feel its effect within minutes. Our skilled team will monitor you and increase or decrease as necessary for optimal relaxation. Although this medication doesn’t put you to sleep, you may relax enough to take a little nap.
For the most severe cases or complex procedures, we can put you completely under with general anesthesia in a hospital setting. In this environment with a licensed anesthesiologist, we will have access to experts who can ensure your safety throughout the entire procedure. Do you have questions about general anesthesia for your dental work? Just give our team a call or ask Dr. Gandhi about this sedation option.
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