If scheduling an appointment at the dentist’s office causes you fear and anxiety, you are not alone. People of all ages have distinct fears about undergoing dental procedures. For this reason, Miller & Miller Dentistry offers sedation dentistry to enable you to feel safe and comforted throughout a dental treatment or procedure.
The most commonly performed sedation dentistry options are:
- Nitrous oxide sedation, often referred to as laughing gas, is a traditional type of sedation that offers mild-to-moderate sedation.
- Oral-conscious sedation employs prescription medication to allow patients to minimize anxiety before and during a dental procedure.
Either of our general and cosmetic dentists Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt will meet with you during a consultation to thoroughly explain the different sedation possibilities available at Miller & Miller Dentistry to find the best option for you.
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"Referred here by my periodontal office for a gum line cavity that needed a filling. Dr. Christian was amazing, calm and caring bedside manner and his office staff was welcoming and friendly. Would not hesitate to come here again or refer any of my friends and family to this office. Excellent!"- E.H. / Yelp / May 29, 2021
"I can’t say enough about this dental practice! I actually was a hygienist for them 28 years ago and was visiting Dallas this week to deliver our very first grandbaby. My husband‘s crown came off and I called their office to see if they could put it back on. They immediately scheduled him the same day and we were right back to being first time grandparents! I am pleasantly surprised to know that their personal and excellent patient care had not changed in the last 28 years! This practice is the real deal. From the front office and the telephone call , all the way to the assistant and the doctor—Excellent superior service and patient care! Thank you for taking care of us while we were in town!"- L.W. / Google / Apr 23, 2021
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"Your cleanings are the best i have ever had. Keep it up. I just had another visit today(3/22/2021) for a fairly major problem with a cracked molar which required a rebuild and a crown. Dr Miller(Matt) and Betty did a fantastic job managing this anxious client. They are friendly and competent. We have been customers for over 8 years and we will be customers for many more years. Great Job!"- J.H. / Google / Mar 23, 2021
If you suffer from fear and anxiety at the thought of undergoing standard dental procedures, then you are likely an ideal candidate for oral sedation dentistry. Since there are effective sedation methods for a variety of situations, Dr. Chris Miller or Dr. Matt Miller will ask you a series of questions about your medical history and lifestyle to help determine which option is the safest for you.
What to Expect
The process for sedation dentistry will vary based on which technique you have chosen. With nitrous oxide sedation, the primary goal is to temporarily sedate you by placing a mask over your nose, which administers nitrous oxide gas to breathe in. Oral-conscious sedation is performed by prescribing the patient to take anti-anxiety medication about one hour before their appointment to help keep calm before and throughout the treatment. This particular method is not adjustable once taken.
Prior to the beginning of any procedure utilizing sedation methods, you will discuss with your dentist what could be expected afterward. At times, you will need to have someone else drive you to and from your appointment as it may not be safe to drive. Following the procedure, it is strongly suggested that you rest and hydrate.
Your Experience Matters to us
You do not have to experience fear or anxiety to maintain good oral health. With the implementation of oral sedation dentistry at Miller & Miller Dentistry, your dental cleanings, examinations, and invasive procedures can become a beneficial and peaceful experience. To learn more, contact our facility to schedule a consultation!