For some people, visiting the dentist can be a harrowing experience. For these patients, sedation dentistry is an excellent way to feel more relaxed and at ease during their dental visits. Dr. Klingsporn is pleased to offer two forms of sedation dentistry to his patients from throughout the Austin, TX area.
Why Sedation Dentistry Is So Important for Patients
- People who experience a lot of stress in the dentist office may be more inclined to postpone their trips to the dentist or avoid it altogether
- Providing sedation options for younger patients will make them less nervous about their dental appointments, and that makes it easier for everyone – including parents!
- There are a variety of sedation dentistry methods available so patients can choose which is best for them
What You Should Know about Sedation Dentistry
For some patients, a trip to the dentist is much more than nerve-wracking. It can be a terrifying experience that can lead many people to postpone their dental visits or simply choose to not go at all. Unfortunately, the longer you delay having a dental problem repaired, the worse it gets and the harder it is to resolve. Some dental problems – such as gum disease, for example – can lead to much more serious health problems. This is why Dr. Klingsporn believes that it’s so important to help his patients be more comfortable during their dental visits.
In order to help his patients feel more at ease, Dr. Klingsporn offers two types of sedation methods:
- Oral Conscious Sedation – With this method, the patient is awake during the course of the visit, but feels much more relaxed and at ease. It’s possible that the patient may not remember the entire visit, and they’ll need a ride home after their appointment.
- Nitrous Oxide – Also referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide sedation involves the patient inhaling a small amount of gas. The patient almost instantly feels more relaxed and even a little giddy. Because this form of sedation wears off quickly, the patient is able to drive home after the appointment.
Call Our Office Today
To find out more about our sedation dentistry methods, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Klingsporn, contact our office today.