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What Is Sedation?

Some people have a huge fear of going to the doctor’s office. Depending on the extent of this fear, dentists may use sedative drugs to relieve the anxiety of a patient during various dental procedures. While people often assume this medication puts patients to sleep, usually a patient is awake during the dental procedure. The exceptions are patients who undergo general anesthesia for pain. The types of sedative treatments include inhaled minimal sedative drugs (laughing gas), oral sedatives, IV moderate sedatives, and general anesthesia. No matter which form of sedation a patient receives, he will also receive local anesthetic at the site in the mouth at which the dentist will be working.


When Is Sedation Needed?

In most cases, sedation is appropriate only for individuals who have a fear or anxiety that keeps them from visiting the dentist’s office. Sedative drugs may also be necessary for individuals who have a low threshold for pain, perhaps due to their sensitive teeth. Patients with a bad gag reflex or those who need a lot of dental work done in one sitting may also be given sedative drugs. Individuals who cannot sit still in the dentist’s chair, especially young children, are also usually given sedative drugs.

Sedation Cost

Cost of your sedation may usually be covered by your dental insurance or extended dental coverage. However if you don’t have insurance or If you are looking for more information about the cost of a specific service, please contact one of our expert Treatment Coordinators for help. They can help with putting together an affordable payment plan so you can get the dental treatment that you need.
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We appreciate the fact that you have a choice of dental clinics in Houston, Texas, and we couldn’t be happier that you are considering utilizing our services. We take painstaking pride in making sure that we provide the best dental care that Houston and its surrounding areas has to offer.

  • Comfortable Dentistry

    We use the most advanced technologies to make your visit relaxing, such as using the most advanced nitrous oxide and sedation technics along with comfortable dental chairs that makes you more comfortable.

  • We Offer Affordable Treatments

    To help you make it easy to get the dental care you want and need to maintain your smile, we offer simple, clear and convenient payment options. We offer financing so that you can fit your dental care into your budget and we always work to maximize the benefits you receive from your insurance.

  • We Are Open 7 Days A Week

    We can see you when others can’t. We understand sometimes it’s hard to fit a dental appointment in the middle of the day. We are offering more days of service and extended hours with evening appointments to make it easy for you to fit your oral health part of your busy life.

  • Most Insurances Welcome

    We accept most types of insurance, including Medicaid and Texas Chip. In addition, we proudly accept military insurance, Tricare. We can care for patients with cash, credit, and CareCredit payments and accept other insurance dental plans including Cigna, Aetna, Delta Dental Insurance, Guardian, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and many more.

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