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Sedation Dentist - Dallas, TX

Helping Patients Relax

woman sleeping in chairCountless people avoid the dentist’s office because of nervousness, anxiety, or outright fear. Here in the DFW area, Dr. Mariya Barnett and the rest of our dedicated staff understand this problem well, and we do our best to create a safe and friendly environment for patients of all ages. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry as an effective aid for calming nerves and lessening negative emotions during the treatment process. Contact our Dallas, TX practice today to visit a female dentist who excels at exceeding expectations! We also welcome new patients from Lakewood, TX and other surrounding areas.

What Sedation Dentistry Options Are Available?

Nitrous Oxide

nitrous maskMore commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that patients breathe in through a nasal mask. Within a few minutes, you should begin to feel happier and calmer, and these effects will last as long as the mask stays in place. One of the biggest benefits of nitrous oxide is that the effects also wear off very quickly, which means you can continue your daily routine without the need for downtime or an escort.

Oral Conscious Sedation

hand holding pillDr. Barnett can prescribe a sedative with instructions to take at a certain time before the appointment. Once the medication starts to have an effect, you should feel deeply comfortable; you may not even remember the procedure afterwards. You will need a friend or family member to bring you both to and from our office.

IV Sedation

IV dripIV sedation is very similar to oral conscious sedation, but it’s administered intravenously and allows for a deeper level of sedation. We are able to monitor and adjust the dosage you’re receiving for optimal comfort throughout the procedure. With IV sedation, you will enter a deep state of relaxation, and will need to be escorted home and monitored for the rest of the day.