Dental Phobia

 


 


Laughing Gas (Happy Gas)
Laughing gas (or happy gas) is one of our first options, especially for kids, when exploring options for nervous or anxious patients. It has no lasting side effects, it is safe to use on kids and as soon as it is no longer being administered it wears off immediately. Laughing gas is delivered by a small mask that is fitted over your nose. You are completely conscious during the procedure, and able to respond to requests or directions. It does however make most people feel relaxed and calm during the dental procedure. It is particularly effective on kids, and is popular due to the lower cost and short term effect of the gas. The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  is the  low cost dental office by me.


IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry or Twilight Sedation)

Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation), also referred to as “Sleep Dentistry”, is a method where a sedative drug is administered via an injection to put you in a sleep-like state. This method is particularly effective for people with dental phobia or anxiety, or those who need extensive or invasive treatment and would prefer not to be “awake” throughout the procedure

The difference between IV Sedation and treatment under a general anaesthetic is that you are not actually “unconscious”, however you are in a highly relaxed, sleep-like state.

When you “wake up” from the procedure you will feel like no time has passed, you will have no memory of the procedure and will have felt no pain during the procedure, similar to treatment under a general anaesthetic 

Some of the benefits of IV Sedation are:
  • Quicker recover time than treatment under a general anaesthetic
  • In most cases you can get all of your dental treatment done in one visit, rather than spread out over days or weeks
  • You will not feel any pain throughout the procedure, not know what is happening at the time or have any memory of it
  • It is cheaper than treatment under a general anaesthetic if you do not have health insurance
General Anaesthetic
For more extensive or invasive treatment we offer treatment under a general anaesthetic in hospital. There is little restriction on age when treating patients under a general anaesthetic, so we are able to treat kids or adults. We are also able to treat people with special needs, such as physical or intellectual disabilities, and can also admit certain bariatric (obese or morbidly obese) patients who may have been declined dental treatment due to their size .

Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590



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