Sedation Dentistry – Plano, TX

Alleviating Anxiety for a More Comfortable Experience

Dental anxiety is one of the most common reasons patients avoid the dentist’s office. Occurring for many reasons, it keeps individuals from receiving the necessary dental care that can prevent cavities, gum disease, and even serious damage. Because of the detrimental effects it can have on a person’s overall health and well-being, Dr. Khorasani and our team at Atlas Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Plano offer sedation dentistry to help alleviate anxiety. If you are nervous about the idea of visiting the dentist, call us to find out which type of sedation dentistry in our Plano, TX dental office might be right for you.

Why Choose Atlas Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Plano for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • Caring Dental Team Committed to Patient Comfort
  • Trusted Professional with Years of Experience

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Dental patient receiving treatment with oral conscious sedation dentistry

Oral conscious sedation is designed for patients who struggle with moderate to severe dental anxiety. Our team will prescribe pill medication to the individual, who will take it before their appointment. Because the effects tend to come on somewhat quickly, it is advised that someone escort them to and from their appointment.

Patients who receive oral conscious sedation can expect to feel fully relaxed and comfortable throughout their visit, making for a more enjoyable experience that leaves no negative memories. Once the procedure is complete, the patient will be instructed to return home and rest, as the effects will take time to dissipate.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Relaxed patient under nitrous oxide dental sedation

Also referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is the mildest form of sedation and is typically used on patients who exhibit mild dental anxiety. Administered using a nasal mask that is placed over the individual’s nose, the person is instructed to inhale the gas until they begin to feel as if they are floating. They will begin to feel at ease, allowing our team to provide necessary dental treatment with greater care and efficiency. Once treatment is complete, we will turn off the gas and remove the mask. Within minutes the effects will dissipate, and the individual will be free to resume normal activity.