Sedation Dentistry – Oklahoma City, OK
Alleviating Anxieties for Better Patient Experiences
People fear many things…flying, spiders, small spaces, heights, and the number 13. These phobias may not be explainable, but they are very real and very intimidating. If you fear dental visits, the dentist, or dental pain, please tell us. We respect your fear! If you have postponed dental care because you feel mildly stressed or anxious, let us know. Dr. Holman can relieve your mind with oral conscious sedation.
Why Choose Dental Expressions for Sedation Dentistry?
- Comfortable, Non-Clinical Dental Environment
- Compassionate & Caring Team
- Two Safe and Effective Sedation Solutions
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Known as the mildest form of sedation available, nitrous oxide is administered by placing a mask over your nose and through the inhalation process. With effects that take only minutes to develop, you will begin to feel fully relaxed, at ease, and almost euphoric. You might even feel slightly warm. Although nitrous oxide does work to prevent pain and create a more calming experience, you will remain cognizant throughout treatment, capable of responding to cues from our dental team. Once treatment is complete, we will remove the mask and turn off the gas, allowing you to resume normal activity immediately after your appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is a small sedative in pill form. The dentist can prescribe the medication for you to take before your visit. Plan to be driven to and from the appointment by a friend because you’ll feel groggy. Once you have arrived, your level of sedation can be adjusted so that you feel completely comfortable. No treatment will begin until you feel relaxed and ready to begin. Under oral sedation, you will respond to commands and instructions, but you'll feel more relaxed and comfortable. You will then be able to leave and enjoy your restored and improved smile!
Reasons for Sedation
- Fear of control issues
- Stress or anxiety
- Poor response to local anesthesia
- Physical discomfort in the dental chair
- Lengthy or multiple procedures
- Severe gagging