sedation dentistry san marcos Dr. Alexandra Aponte Dr. Cohl Brazil Dr. Maaheen Khalid. Aqua Springs Dental. General, Cosmetic, Family Dentistry Dentist in San Marcos Texas 78666

AquaSprings Dental offers sedation dentistry in San Marcos to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit. We can choose from different levels of sedation, depending on your needs and preferences. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your treatment without worrying about anything else. Our experienced team will ensure that you have a safe and positive experience at our office.


Why Sedation Dentistry?

Many people feel anxious before and during dental procedures. It’s okay to feel nervous or even fearful when anticipating an appointment. 

Sedation dentistry can be a good option for people who have:

  • Dental anxiety or fear: Sedation can help you feel more relaxed during your appointment.
  • Sensitive teeth: Sedating medication can help reduce the sensation in your teeth and gums.
  • A sensitive gag reflex: Sedation can help you stay relaxed and comfortable while the dentist works.
  • A difficult time sitting still: Sedation can help you stay still and relaxed during your appointment.
  • A complex dental problem: Sedation can be used for longer or more involved procedures.
  • Difficulty getting numb: Sedation can help you stay relaxed while the dentist numbs your teeth.


What are Some Different Types of Sedation Dentistry in San Marcos, Texas?

Dentistry’s most common forms of sedation are inhalation, oral, and intravenous sedation. While making dentistry much easier for you, it is essential to understand that sedation dentistry does not include “painkillers,” and regular numbing medications still prove necessary in some cases. But sedation will make every part of your treatment more enjoyable if you’re anxious.

Here are some of the sedation dentistry options we offer to our patients in San Marcos:

Twilight Sedation for Dental Implants and Extractions

This method creates a deeper level of sedation than possible with “laughing gas.” We will administer safe medication intravenously during your procedure. We may also administer medication to take the night before your appointment to reduce anxiety so you can get a good night’s rest. A wide variety of drugs are available for this type of sedation. We will carefully discuss this to determine what would work best for your particular needs. However, all are classified as anti-anxiety medications and achieve the same result: reducing and even eliminating the anxiety of dental treatment.

In addition to making your experience more comfortable, oral sedative medications help to reduce your memory of the experience. And yet another advantage to this type of sedation is that we can safely use it along with laughing gas. The laughing gas provides an even deeper feeling of relaxation. Because the effects of oral sedation last longer than with laughing gas alone, you will need someone to bring you to your appointment and drive you home after.


“Laughing Gas”

This method uses a mixture of sedation and is inhaled through a small mask that covers your nose. You will remain awake. Laughing gas provides an excellent way to combat anxiety for most dental procedures. The mildest form of sedation we use, gas flows through a comfortably fitting mask that rests over your nose. Laughing gas is odorless and is used in combination with pure oxygen to induce a feeling of relaxation and well-being during treatment. Laughing gas often creates a pleasant euphoria that can make ordinary things seem funnier. We can easily customize the level of sedation for each patient, which takes effect within minutes.

As a mild sedation, you won’t experience any short-term memory loss like other forms of sedation. At the end of treatment, the sedation caused by the laughing gas dissipates almost immediately, and you will be able to return home with no lasting effects. You don’t need an escort to or from your appointment if we use only laughing gas for sedation.


Twilight Sedation Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children? 

Yes! When performed by a trained professional, sedation dentistry is safe and effective for most children. Sedation dentistry adds an extra layer of safety because we will carefully monitor your vital signs to ensure your experience is as safe as possible, especially when you are sedated. 

Sedation during medical procedures has been around for hundreds of years and is even safe for children, who sometimes benefit from it the most. For many children, a trip to the dentist can be a scary experience. The unfamiliar surroundings, the strange tools, and the fear of discomfort can all add up to a very anxious child. Sedation dentistry offers a way to help children relax and even fall asleep during their dental procedure. 


Twilight Sedation What Type of Procedures is Sedation Dentistry For?

Sedation dentistry in San Marcos can be used for many treatments, from simple fillings to more complex procedures such as root canals. Sedation dentistry can be used for nearly any treatment – if you are interested, ask us about your options!


Sedation Dentistry is Great for Multiple Procedures in One Visit

Many people put off getting necessary dental work done until it becomes an emergency. Sedation dentistry can help to ease these fears by providing a way to relax during treatment. Because sedation dentistry allows multiple procedures to be done in one visit, it can also save time. Your dentist can accomplish more during a single appointment when you are relaxed about the treatment. Sedation dentistry may be the answer for those who have been putting off dental work due to fear or anxiety.


Sedation Dentistry San Marcos: Get Started Today

We understand that our patients aren’t all the same. Some may experience more dental anxiety than others, and we have great news: you can experience dental treatment in a comfortable, customized approach with several different sedation methods. You’ll be able to get the treatment you need without feeling anxious or uncomfortable. Our convenient location and hours make it easy to schedule an appointment that works with your schedule. We want to make it as easy as possible to get the care you need.

Please schedule an appointment today on our website! Dr. Alexandra Aponte, Dr. Cohl Brazil, and Dr. Maaheen Khalid look forward to meeting you and showing you what we can do for your smile!