Overview

A young patient lying on the treatment bed wearing blue jeans and a plaid blue flannel shirt relaxed while wearing dark glasses over his eyes lying on the treatment bed in the treatment area while the dentist  Dr. Erin Saucier dressed in white blouse is sitting next to the head of the patient bed smiling and reaching up to the light fixture above the boy with her right hand in a green exam glove, the view of the yellow bright wall behind her showing the long seating bench covered with lime green base cushion and back cushions in lime green, black and white varied patterns

Your child can relax and feel calm at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics with sedation dentistry. Our sedation options help your child feel comfortable at our office, allowing us to successfully perform the dental services they need to have a strong, healthy smile. Please call our pediatric dentist today if you want to learn more about sedation dentistry in Bee Cave, Texas.
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
  • IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our pediatric dentist and orthodontist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.

A young patient standing next to the treatment bed wearing blue jeans and a plaid blue flannel shirt smiling and signaling holding both his thumbs up while the dentist  Dr. Erin Saucier dressed in jeans and white blouse is sitting in the doctor chair next to the boy, smiling and leaning forward, her right hand is crossed over  her green exam gloved left hand, the view of the yellow bright wall behind her showing the big real bicycle hanging from the wall next to a retro round lime green sign and the long seating bench covered with lime green base cushion and back cushions in lime green, black and white varied patterns  Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.

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