Sedation & Comfort Dentistry in San Antonio, TX
At New Heights Dental, our team works to help every patient feel comfortable and at ease in our care.
If dental appointments make you nervous, if you’re sensitive to sound or light, or if you have special healthcare needs that make it difficult to comfortably receive dental treatment, then our team will work with you closely to help you feel at ease in the dental chair during your treatments.
New Heights Dental offers the top sedation dentistry services near San Antonio, TX, and beyond because ours are always tailored to each patient's needs. No matter your anxiety level, we'll assess your health history and work with you to determine the safest, most appropriate level of sedation for you!
Our San Antonio, TX dentistry offers the following levels of sedation:
Oral Conscious Sedation
New Heights Dental offers oral conscious sedation to help anxious patients relax during treatment. This form of sedation is taken as a pill prior to the procedure and can be used as either a mild or a moderate sedative. With mild sedation, patients feel drowsy, while with moderate sedation levels, patients may fall into a light sleep.
Laughing gas, or inhalation sedation, is a form of light sedation and is typically offered to young patients or those with mild anxiety in the dental chair. Laughing gas, otherwise known as nitrous oxide, is a colorless, odor-free gas that is administered through a comfortable breathing mask.
Your dentist will control the amount of gas to ensure maximum safety and comfort. With this form of sedation, you can expect to be fully relaxed while remaining awake and able to follow instructions.
Intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as sleep dentistry, is offered to patients with extreme dental anxiety, to those with special healthcare needs, or for those who are set to undergo oral surgery or long treatment.
IV sedation is an anti-anxiety medication that does not put the patient fully to sleep, but instead is administered directly into the veins to help promote relaxation. Most patients experience relaxation and temporary memory loss, and your dentist will adjust the medication as needed during treatment to ensure safety and effectiveness.
Learn More About Sedation Dentistry Services
We want you to feel comfortable at ease during every visit to New Heights Dental. Call us today to learn how our sedation dentistry services can give you a more comfortable experience at your next dental appointment!