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Be Kind to Your Smile with No-Fear Dentistry

A high proportion of adults experience some level of dental anxiety, with estimates ranging from 25–50%, depending on the study. Even when people experience warning signs of dental issues such as severe toothaches, dental fear prevents them from seeking treatment. Inevitably, this negatively impacts their oral health and general wellness. Rest assured, when you entrust our team with your smile, we encourage you to openly express any concerns you have in our safe, comforting, judgment-free practice setting. Our compassionate team helps hundreds of patients overcome dental fear every year, and we’re committed to helping you, too! We offer several types of sedation dentistry in Bryan–College Station, TX to ensure you’re relaxed and free of anxiety during treatment.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

While sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed during dental work, you may be wondering if it is the right choice for you and what option to select. If you suffer from any of the following issues, we hope you’ll take the first step and ask about our no-fear sedation options.

Our Soothing Sedation Options

We’ll review your medical history thoroughly to determine if sedation is a safe option prior to your procedure. During treatment, we’ll monitor you closely to ensure your comfort and safety.

IV Sedation

We have a dentist on staff that is certified in administering conscious IV sedation. IV sedation is an ideal choice if you suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety, or need more complex treatments that require a long time in the dental chair. We monitor all your vitals during sedation, and can modify the level of sedation accordingly. While you are conscious during IV sedation, the amnesic effects of the medication can cause you to forget parts of treatment or the entire procedure. Due to some lasting effects, you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your visit.

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedatives such as diazepam are helpful for relaxing during dental procedures. This form of sedation is typically taken at home an hour or so before your appointment. While you’ll be fully awake, you’ll feel less anxious and a little drowsy until the medication wears off. Once you’re completely relaxed and comfortable in our office, we’ll start treatment. During your procedure, we monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and breathing. Although you’re awake, you may forget parts of the procedure or the entire experience due to the amnesic effects of the drug. This type of sedation requires a designated person to drive you to and from our office.

NuCalm®

NuCalm® is a safe, proven neuroscience technology that naturally brings your body to the pre-sleep state characterized by deep relaxation and idleness. NuCalm uses biochemistry, neurophysiology and physics to suspend the mind and body in a state that allows your body to recover, heal and rebuild. It takes only three minutes to administer NuCalm, and relaxation effects are felt within three to five minutes. 

Nitrous Oxide

Sometimes called “laughing gas” nitrous oxide is a gaseous medication inhaled through a nasal mask. Although patients likely won’t laugh, they often feel drowsy and relaxed throughout their treatment. With this sedation, patients will remain conscious, relaxed, and responsive throughout their care. After treatment is done, the nitrous oxide is stopped, so only oxygen is breathed until the mask is removed. The effects will wear off quickly allowing you to drive yourself home.

How it Works

NuCalm uses the following four components that work together to bring your body to a deep state of calm:

Sedation Q&A

You’ll receive just enough sedation so that you’ll be completely unaware of the treatment, as if you were asleep.

If you undergo treatment with sedation dentistry, you’ll leave our practice in Bryan / College Station with little or no memory of your visit.

Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good after receiving sedation dentistry at our Bryan / College Station practice.

You will feel just fine. For your safety, we do require that you have a family member or friend drive you home after treatment. Generally, the effects of sedation dentistry are minimal.

We will review your medical history thoroughly to determine if sedation is a safe option prior to your procedure. During treatment, we also monitor our sedated patients very closely to ensure their safety.

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Fearless Dentistry for a Healthy Life

If you’re counting the hours until your next dentist appointment or feeling anxious about having dental work done, sedation dentistry might be the perfect solution. In addition to alleviating dental fear, a big advantage of sedation dentistry is that a complex procedure such as full mouth dental implants seems to last only a few minutes, while it actually takes a couple of hours. Avoiding dental care can cause tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss and systemic health problems. Advanced gum disease is associated with worsening symptoms in people with diabetes, respiratory disease and heart disease. We don’t think anyone should experience these serious side effects of dental anxiety. If you’re postponing or avoiding getting dental care, we encourage you to call Radiant Exceptional Dentistry to discuss fearless sedation options. Sedation dentistry in our Bryan–College Station, TX facility will enable you to receive the life-changing, tooth-saving dental care you need in complete comfort.

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A Patient's Experience

“I had an accident, which caused damage to my two front teeth. I declined to get them fixed because I was afraid. Several friends recommended Reece & Jouett Exceptional Dentistry. The moment I stepped into the office, I was put at ease. Everything was explained to me in detail and all of my questions were answered. I was afraid the day of the procedure, but the entire team embraced me and kept me calm. Dr Reece patted me reassuringly on the shoulder and shortly after, I had my temporary set of veneers on. I didn’t feel a thing during the entire procedure! I sat up in amazement at my new smile! I was complexly calm when I went in for my permanent veneers and once again, it was all over before I even realized what was happening. We all celebrated how wonderful my new smile looked. Dr. Reece and his team helped me realize that I didn’t have to stop smiling or be ashamed of my smile.”

– SHANNON

Our Patients tell the story best

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