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Sedation Dentistry

Holsinger & Higgins, Advanced Dentistry, Denton, MD Cosmetic DentistsDo you ever wish you could sail through dental visits without anxiety or fear? Would you rather endure an agonizing toothache than go to the dentist? Answering “yes” to these questions could mean that you're a perfect candidate for sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry, you can forget about fear and focus on pure relaxation.

There are different levels of sedation to accommodate every patient. Minimal sedation involves inhaling nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”). Nitrous oxide helps you relax and wears off quickly. Nitrous oxide can be combined with a drug-free sedation option called NuCalm®. Used by the world’s top athletes, pilots, dentists, medical practitioners, and cancer treatment centers, NuCalm®, uses biochemistry, physics, and neurophysiology to create a state of deeper relaxation. Using these treatments patients can safely drive themselves to and from the dental visit.

The deepest level of moderate sedation is achieved with oral conscious sedation. We use select oral medications to deeply relax the patient. This helps the patient receive a great deal of dentistry at one visit with little or no memory of the appointment. The patient needs to be escorted to and from the appointment. It is a great way to experience dentistry especially for time-stressed and fearful patients.