Sedation Dentistry

We here at Canyon Creek Dentistry want all of our patients to feel comfortable every step of the way. We understand that there are times when going to the dentist can invoke anxiety and fear. That is why we offer Sedation Dentistry in Temple, Texas, to help children relax when they visit the dentist.

Dr. Prajapati believes in conservative sedation dentistry to treat your children. She will never diagnose or perform any sedation if it is not necessary. Safety is our staff’s first concern when dealing with any sedation. Our team has experience in handling the most timid and energetic kids. We offer treatment under laughing gas & oral sedation in the office.

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a form of dentistry that uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. This form of dentistry is designed to reduce anxiety and help patients remain comfortable while they receive dental treatment. The type of sedation used depends on the dental procedure we perform and the patient’s level of anxiety. Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive dental treatment without fear or discomfort.


What is Laughing Gas?

Laughing gas is one sedation dentistry option Dr. Prajapati may offer to help make you more comfortable during specific procedures. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes oxygen inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, maximize comfort, and enhance effective communication between a patient and health care provider.

First, Dr. Pajapati will ask your child to breathe normally through their nose, and within a few short minutes, they should start to feel the effects of the laughing gas. Your child may feel light-headed or have a tingling, heavy sensation in their arms and legs. Ultimately, they should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of laughing gas wear off soon after the mask is removed.

In some treatments, Dr. Prajapati will use laughing gas to help calm your child, so it helps get their wiggles out. Laughing gas is not intended to put you to sleep. Your child will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions she may have. This way, she can quickly and safely treat your child. Therefore, giving your child a great experience.


How is Oral Sedation Used?

Our team will use various medications to sedate a child; medicines will be selected based on your child’s overall health, level of anxiety, and dental treatment recommendations.

Once we administer the medications, it may take up to an hour before your child shows signs of sedation and is ready for dental treatment. Unlike general anesthesia, oral sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive. Most children become relaxed and may drift into a light sleep from which they can easily be woken up.


Reasons For Sedation Dentistry

Dental Anxieties or Phobias

Compliance Issues

Special Needs

Extensive Dental Procedures

Complete Safety And Comfort

Sedation Dentistry is not just for anxiety. We can do all of your dental work in a single visit in a safe & fun environment. When you come to our office, you can expect to have all the information you need to be presented to you in a courteous and friendly manner. Your child's safety is our primary concern, which is why we offer different levels of sedation to address the unique needs of our patients. We are happy to discuss sedation options to fully understand which method would best improve your child's comfort during treatment.

Sedation Dentistry in Temple, Texas

Canyon Creek Dentistry is an excellent choice for sedation dentistry if you are nervous about your appointment. We offer safe and effective sedation solutions to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the process. Our team of experienced professionals provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of care. Additionally, we are committed to providing personalized treatment plans to meet each patient's specific needs. With Canyon Creek Dentistry, you can rest assured that you will be able to receive the sedation dentistry services you need without having to worry about feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!