Do you have dental anxiety? If you think you need sedation for dental anxiety related issues, let us know before your appointment. Sedation is an option for many dental procedures. We want your dental appointment to be as painless and comfortable as possible for you.
At TORC Dental, we offer local anesthesia, oral sedation and laughing gas as our sedation dentistry options.
Local anesthesia is administered through an injection to prevent pain or sensation in a small area during minor procedures. The injection is administered directly to the site where the procedure will occur and works by blocking the pain receptors in the area. This sedation method does not affect your consciousness, and the effects will typically only last for a couple of hours.
Oral sedation refers to the medication that may be prescribed to you by our dentist. Oral sedation is taking prior to treatment and helps patients relax during their dental appointments. Usually, the medication is administered through a pill that you will take orally. The pill induces moderate sedation, putting you in a calm and relaxed state.
Laughing gas is administered through a mask that is worn the nose during your treatment or procedure. It is a gas that has no taste or smell because it is colorless and odorless. When inhaled, it relaxes patients and puts them in a relaxed and worry-free state. It works quickly, safely and its effects quickly wear off.
We don’t want you to miss the treatment you need because of dental anxiety. Ask us about our sedation dentistry in Dripping Springs. You can call TORC Dental at 512-380-1415 to schedule your appointment.