Take the anxiety out of your dental visit.
At Legacy Dental in Burleson, our experienced experts provide specialized care for all our patients with their comfort in mind. As such, we offer in-house oral sedation for most procedures, upon request. If you plan on requesting sedation dentistry, we ask that you have a trusted friend or family member accompany you to your appointment, as well as drive you home.
Why Consider Dental Sedation?
Choosing to have oral sedation during your treatment provides the following benefits:
- Most relaxing experience possible
- An environment where our specialists can work more efficiently
- Opportunities to complete your treatment in one appointment
- Solutions for individuals with dental anxiety and/or phobia
If you’re curious about whether sedation is appropriate for your particular situation, just ask us! We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have.
How Does It Work?
All dental sedation patients are carefully screened and a thorough medical history is completed prior to administering any type of sedative medication. Please plan to bring a list of all medications that you take (prescription or over the counter, including supplements) as well as disclose underlying medical conditions that you may have. Even if you feel it is not significant, there are contraindications for certain health issues that we should be made aware of; your privacy and confidentiality is respected at all times.
It can take a few hours after the procedure for the sedatives to completely wear off. Plan to wear comfortable, loose clothing, and dress in layers. We’ll give you a medication that’s taken by mouth just before your scheduled treatment. Gradually, you’ll start to feel sleepy or like you’re daydreaming.
During oral sedation, you’ll remain semi-conscious, being able to respond to basic questions and instructions (such as “open” or “close”) but sleepy enough that you’re not quite aware of what’s going on around you.
Are You A Good Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?
It’s quite routine for our specialists to provide sedation during dental treatments, such as wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants, or root canals. However, sedation isn’t restricted to just these particular treatments. We also offer it as a solution to anyone that wants to feel more relaxed, overcome dental phobia, or simply “nap” through the visit for a more efficient experience.