Sedation Dentist – Greenville, TX

Just Sit Back and Relax

About 36% of the population is affected by some kind of dental anxiety or fear, and many of them avoid dental care as much as possible because of it. Our team at Stone Street Dental will go out of their way to create a cheerful environment and make you feel comfortable during your visit, but we understand if you need a little extra help. Call today to talk about the different options for sedation dentistry in Greenville, TX that might be used during your visit with Dr. Garrad.

Why Choose Stone Street Dental
for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation Options
  • Friendly Dentist and Cheerful Team Members
  • Dental Insurance-Friendly Dental Office Accepts Many Plans

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Machine for nitrous oxide sedation dentistry in Greenville

You might know nitrous oxide by another name: laughing gas. It earned this nickname because it causes feelings of warmth and euphoria that occasionally puts people in a giggly mood. Perhaps the biggest benefit, however, is that it can effectively combat anxiety, helping patients who have had a previous bad experience get the essential dental care they need in a stress-free, comfortable way. If you want to learn more about this mild, but effective, sedation dentistry option, then keep reading!

Who is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Patient and dentist smiling while looking at tablet in office

At your appointment at our Greenville dental office, we will learn a little bit more about your interest in nitrous oxide as well as your medical history. This is important because not all patients are candidates for this sedation dentistry solution, including expecting mothers and patients who have trouble breathing through their nose. With that said, nitrous oxide is mild enough that it is ideal for the large majority of patients, including those with a fear of needles, a strong gag reflex, and dental-related anxiety.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Smiling patient in white shirt breathing in nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is administered through a small nasal piece, which will be placed over your nose once you’re comfortable in the treatment chair. Then, we will instruct you to breathe in through your nose. After a few minutes, you’ll begin to feel the effects set in, causing you to enter a state of deep relaxation. One of the biggest perks of this sedation dentistry option is that we can adjust the dosage you receive throughout your treatment to make sure you remain comfortable every step of the way too.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

Woman smiling while sitting in dental treatment chair

Since nitrous oxide can be administered with little preparation and wears off quickly afterwards, it’s a good option for people who only need a mild sedative to help them relax in the dentist’s chair. You won’t need to worry about taking time off of work, having someone drive you home from your appointment, etc. – you can go right back to your daily routine! Of course, if there’s anything you need to keep in mind regarding the treatment you received, like sticking to soft foods for the first 24 hours, we will let you know before you leave our office.

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Woman taking pill for oral conscious dental sedation

Oral conscious sedation is recommended for patients who are particularly anxious or have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. You’ll be given a pill to take before your appointment. Once it takes effect, you’ll still be conscious, but you’ll be so relaxed that you may not remember the experience later. Plan on having someone else drive you home, and expect to spend the rest of the day recovering until the medication wears off.