Sedation dentistry uses pharmacological agents, known as sedatives, to help relax the patient prior to dental treatments. For many patients with fear or anxiety about dental procedures, sedation dentistry enables them to remain calm and tolerate dental treatments without fear or pain. Panhandle Dental, LP provides sedation dentistry to our patients in Amarillo, Childress, Pampa, Canyon, Texas and the surrounding areas.
There are several benefits to sedation dentistry. In addition to calming the patient, sedation dentistry enables the dentist to perform more dental work in a single visit than could be accomplished without sedation. The patient is able to handle the procedures because they are not experiencing pain. Patients who avoid the dentist are often able to overcome that fear through the use of sedation dentistry.
Sedatives used in sedation dentistry are administered in one of two ways, either through the enteral route or parenteral route. Sedation given via the enteral route can be given orally and be absorbed through the digestive system. The parenteral route includes giving medications for sedation dentistry using intravenous, intramuscular, submucosal administration, or through inhalation.
We use nitrous oxide and sedatives, depending on the needs of the individual patient. Factors such as the level of fear and anxiety and the dental procedure or procedures that will be performed can influence the choice of sedatives used in sedation dentistry. Please browse our website to read more about the services we provide for our patients in the Amarillo, Childress, Pampa and Canyon, Texas areas and contact us to schedule an appointment.