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The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry at W Dentistry

Are you tired of feeling anxious about your dental visit? You’re not alone. Many people feel stressed, anxious, and even scared when they think about going to the dentist.

Fortunately, there is a solution for those who want to enjoy their dental visits with sedation dentistry near you! At our office, we offer sedation dentistry that will make your appointment as comfortable as possible. We provide sedation for a variety of different procedures at a variety of different sedation levels. Give us a call today to ease any anxiety you may have and talk about our different sedation options!

There are a variety of different reasons people avoid the dentist altogether. They may think it might be painful, they may be embarrassed about the amount of time that has passed since their last appointment, or they may just be anxious about the whole meeting. If you are having any nervous concerns about your visit, we are here to alleviate any of those worries and get you the dental care you need in a relaxing and comfortable environment. When learning about sedation options at your initial consultation, you will discover the benefits of sedation for different procedures, the risk factors for each method, and the importance of getting the dental care you may require.

Types of Sedation | What You Need to Know

At our office, we offer two kinds of conscious (awake) sedation: inhalation (nitrous oxide) sedation and oral anxiolysis (anxiety relief).

Inhaled Sedation

Inhaled sedation (nitrous oxide sedation, “laughing gas”) is used when a patient wants mild assistance to relax during their dental appointment without any lingering effects after the procedure. This option is for patients that have mild anxiety about their visit and is particularly helpful for children. There are no lasting effects following nitrous oxide administration, letting patients leave without any lingering symptoms..

Oral Anxiolysis

Oral anxiolysis is an option for mild to moderate anxiety where you take the medication by mouth. This medication will help you to feel relaxed and sleepy but will not actually put you to sleep. It can help ease dental anxiety and allows you to relax while still being alert and able to respond to the dentist. It may also cause you to “forget” the procedure or some aspects of the procedure. If you choose this method of anxiety relief, you will need to make alternative travel arrangements to and from the office because the effects of the medicine can last longer than the appointment duration.

Intravenous Sedation

We do not currently offer IV sedation, but if you and Dr. McBrayer feel it is the best option for your procedure, we will gladly make a referral to a specialist who can provide you with the treatment and the sedation that you need.

FAQ's About General Dentistry

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.
Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot tooth decay or gum disease early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. Visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that might appear in the mouth.
What can I expect on my first visit?
During your first dental appointment, we will begin by gathering all of the necessary information to determine your dental health. We'll take X-rays and examine your mouth for any problems that might need treatment. After cleaning you up, it's time to discuss all your dental solution options.
What insurance companies are you contracted with?
Although we do not contract with any insurance providers, we are able to accept most dental insurance on an indemnity basis. We will check with your insurance company to determine your out-of-pocket cost, and then get the claim started for you.

Because we accept dental insurance on an indemnity basis, you will need to pay for your services before we can begin any dental work. We accept cash, credit or one of our convenient financing options. Your insurance company will then reimburse you within a few weeks.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you have questions about your dental health or you’d like to book your next appointment we are here to help!

Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our W Dentistry Lubbock dentist office to maintain your dental health! Call us at 806-780-4911 or fill out our online contact form to request your appointment today!