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Sedation Dentistry

Bringing You the Softer Side of Dentistry

Over 35 million Americans have some level of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist.  But for many, it is more than being afraid.  Some of our patients have had a traumatic experience in a dental chair; others come from a painful past.  But regardless of your personal history, we are here to help.  We understand that your fears may have kept you from a dentist, but there is no need to feel embarrassed.  We are not here to judge you; we are here to help you and encourage you so that you can have the confidence a beautiful smile can bring.

For more than 20 years, the doctors and staff at Brazos Family Dentistry have been providing compassionate care to dental patients.  In that time we have seen many lives change...

A man struggling with the embarrassment of his teeth now has the confidence to succeed and go for job interviews.

A woman who once couldn't show her teeth when she spoke has now started her own business.

For some people, having avoided dental care because of fear of pain or embarrassment, having bad teeth is a major problem.  Many such people believe that comfortable dental care is not possible for them.  We encourage you to take the first step by scheduling an appointment to discuss how Sedation Dentistry can help improve your life.

Questions & Answers

    Who Is a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?
    People who have . . .
  • High fear
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Limited time to complete dental care
People who . . .
  • Hate needles and shots!
  • Hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
    Tell Me More About Sleep Dentistry!  
    It Really Works! You really can sleep through your dental appointment.

It Is Safe! You take a small pill prior to treatment, no intravenous tubes or needles.

You will have little or no memory of the experience. You won't remember any sounds or smells.

You will sleep for up to five to six hours after taking the pill. The time you are asleep will vary depending on your needed treatment.

Complex dental treatments that often require six to eight appointments, can be done in as little as one! All while you sleep.

People who have difficulty getting numb will find that sedation dentistry eliminates this problem.

Sleep dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.
    Will I be unconscious? 
    No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
    Will I be monitored? 
    Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vital signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone. 
    How long will I be asleep? 
    Depending on your needs, from two to six hours. 
    Will someone need to accompany me? 
    Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.