Sedation Dentistry – San Antonio, TX

Staying Relaxed During Your Visit

Woman relaxing after sedation dentistry visit

It never fails; whenever it’s time to go to the dentist, you’re consumed with feelings of anxiety, sometimes to the point where you consider skipping the appointment altogether. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans, and it can potentially serve as an obstacle to getting the care they need. Dr. Patel can help nervous or frightened patients feel at ease about their visits thanks to oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation. Call today to learn how you could benefit from these options for sedation dentistry in San Antonio, TX at future treatments.

Why Choose HIC Dental - Implant & Family Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Multiple Forms of Sedation Available
  • Compassionate, Gentle Dentist and Team
  • Convenient Hours, Short Wait Times

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Patient taking oral conscious dental sedation pill

Oral conscious sedation is meant to put patients with advanced dental fears into a highly relaxed state where they’re comfortable with everything going on around them; it’s also useful for helping patients sit still for longer treatments. You’ll take a pill about an hour before your appointment so that you’ll already be feeling the effects by the time the treatment starts. Plan on having someone else bring you to our dental office and drive you home afterwards.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Woman resting after nitrous oxide dental sedation visit

One of the most common types of dental sedation that you’ve probably heard about is nitrous oxide. There’s no preparation needed; you simply sit down in the dental chair like usual, and a special mask is fitted over your nose so that you can breathe in the nitrous oxide during your appointment. Nitrous oxide wears off much faster than other sedatives, which makes it suitable for routine dental checkups and patients who are only a little anxious.