Oral sedation is a good option if you have moderate to severe dental phobia. Sometimes called oral conscious sedation, this involves taking a specific dose of a pill about an hour before your appointment. Although you’ll be conscious enough to respond during your procedure, this can induce drowsiness and you may even fall asleep. We monitor all your vitals and can modify the level of sedation throughout the procedure. The amnesiac side effects may cause you to forget parts or all of the procedure. Due to the lingering effects of the medication, a designated person will need to drive you home.
This is typically reserved for the most complex or extensive dental procedures such as full mouth dental implant placement. During your consultation, Dr. Holland will discuss the benefits and risks of general anesthesia, answer all your questions, and decide whether this type of anesthesia is the best choice for you. Unlike other forms of sedation, general anesthesia produces a state of unconsciousness in which you’re asleep. At APIK, we work with a board-certified anesthesiologist who administers general anesthesia in Katy, TX and monitors you continuously throughout your procedure.
Anxiety can limit or prevent you from undergoing routine dental check-ups. Doing so can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, and cause other oral health issues. While gum disease is the leading cause of bleeding gums and tooth loss in adults, it’s associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and dementia, and can lead to pregnancy problems. Dental infections can spread to other organs and cause severe and even life-threatening complications. We offer a full spectrum of anesthesia options in Katy, TX to ensure you get the treatment your smile needs and feel relaxed throughout your treatment.
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