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Sedation Options

Whether you’re undergoing a tooth extraction or having jaw reconstruction surgery, oral surgery can be fear inducing. Moreover, this fear can keep you out of the dentist’s chair. Avoiding necessary oral surgery can lead to severe consequences, and puts your oral, and overall, health at risk. At Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists, we take your oral health seriously and want to do everything we can to ensure you get the treatment you need. To help you remain calm and relaxed for your procedure, we offer sedation dentistry.

Less Anxiety, Better Oral Health

With dental sedation, you can feel relaxed and comfortable in the dentist’s chair while we perform your procedure. With the use of either an inhaled gas or medication, sedatives help to put you at ease. There are several different levels of sedation, which provides you with options to suit your procedure and your specific needs:
•  Minimal sedation is the lightest form. With this sedation, you are completely conscious, but also completely relaxed.
•  Moderate sedation is the next level up. You are still conscious but in a much drowsier state. It is not uncommon for patients using moderate sedation to experience some amnesia, unable to remember parts of the procedure.
•  Deep sedation. This type of sedation keeps you right on the brink of consciousness. You may even fall asleep during your procedure.
•  General anesthesia. The strongest form of sedation, you are kept asleep throughout.

Types of Sedation

Along with different levels of sedation, there are also several types:
•  Nitrous oxide, AKA laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a form of minimal sedation. Nitrous oxide gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through your nose. It takes effect quickly and wears off shortly after the mask is removed.
•  Oral sedation. Oral sedation involves taking a medication by mouth. We provide you with a prescription, and you take the medication an hour before your scheduled procedure. The exact time the medication takes effect depends on many factors, but it works in about 30 minutes. After your procedure, it can take a while to wear off, so you will need someone to drive you home.
•  Intravenous (IV) sedation. IV sedation encompasses deep sedation and general anesthesia. The medication is delivered directly into your bloodstream, so it goes to work right away. Like oral sedation, the effects linger, so you will need to have someone with you at your appointment who can drive you home.

Is Sedation Right for You?

Sedation dentistry is a valuable tool to help those who have a fear of the dentist. It can also help if:
•  You are nervous about your upcoming procedure.
•  You find it difficult to sit still, even for short periods of time.
•  You have much work that needs to be done, or your procedure is going to take a significant amount of time.
•  Your teeth are exceptionally sensitive.
•  You have a low tolerance for pain.
•  You have a bad gag reflex.

Don’t let fear keep you from getting the oral treatment you need. Call Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists today and ask about sedation for your procedure.

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960 West Ralph Hall Parkway
Rockwall , TX 75032
Tel: (469) 757-4433
Fax: 469-698-9804
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Sulphur Springs

804 Gilmer Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
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