The associates at Thompson Dental understand that McKinney, TX patients of all ages may experience dental anxiety. When the fear of visiting the dentist keeps patients from getting necessary care for their oral health, it is a problem that needs to be resolved. Dr. Ryan Thompson and his team understand that dental anxiety can be severe enough to cause patients to avoid getting dental work completed, regardless of how serious their situation is. Our team encourages patients to speak to their dentist about their anxieties to learn more about sedation methods.
What methods of sedation are available at Thompson Dental?
McKinney, TX area patients interested in learning about sedation dentistry can discuss the sedative options available with our team. Below are the types of sedation that are performed by Dr. Ryan Thompson:
- Nitrous oxide gas – this colorless, odorless gas, also known as “laughing gas,” is a sedation method for patients with mild to moderate anxiety. This gas provides almost immediate relaxation as it is administered through the nose. As soon as the procedure is complete, oxygen is administered to bring the patient back to their normal state, allowing them to drive home or head right back to work after their dental procedure.
- Conscious IV sedation – patients with severe anxieties about having a dental procedure will want to request our conscious IV sedation. This is the ultimate comfort option for patients and is monitored throughout the procedure for safety. This is not the same as general anesthetics, and patients are still awake during the treatment.
Interested in a calming experience at the dental office?
Ask the Thompson Dental team about the methods of sedation available to help choose the one most appropriate for your level of anxiety. Dr. Ryan Thompson of McKinney, TX, can be reached by calling the front office at (972) 366-7743 and requesting a consultation appointment. Our practice is conveniently located in Suite 100 at 1550 South Custer Road.