Sedation Dentistry - Austin, TX

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Find Life-Changing Relief With Sedation Dentistry

Have you been avoiding periodontal or implant care out of dental fear and anxiety? Choosing a periodontist who provides life-changing relief with sedation dentistry can make all the difference when it comes to getting the care you need for a healthy, confident smile. At Council Oak Dental Implants & Periodontics, we understand that you may have experienced traumatic dental visits in the past, a sensitive gag reflex, a general aversion to the dental office environment or other sources of dental anxiety. Our compassionate team places your comfort first, and offers several sedation dentistry services you put you right at ease, no matter your dental concerns. Certified to administer a range of sedation dentistry solutions, Dr. Christopher Bingham can help you determine the appropriate level of relaxation for your needs. As an experienced periodontist, he is highly proficient at delivering the right amount of sedation for a comfortable, stress-free visit. We also closely monitor your vitals while under sedation, and ensure your safety throughout your procedure.

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Relax With Nitrous Oxide

For mild dental anxiety Dr. Bingham may recommend nitrous oxide, which is a clear, odorless gas breathed through a special mask before and during your procedure. The effects produce a relaxed, euphoric sensation that calms your fears and dissipates shortly after the gas is stopped. With no aftereffects, you can feel confident in driving yourself to and from your appointment, without the need for a companion.

Oral Sedation Dentistry Relieves Fear and Anxiety

Oral sedation dentistry is administered in the form of a prescription sedative pill, taken an hour prior to your scheduled visit. Effective for more moderate cases of dental anxiety, oral sedation dentistry leaves you completely relaxed and worry-free over your treatment. Since the sedative effects do take several hours to wear off, you will require an adult to accompany you to and from your appointment.

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IV Sedation Dentistry Delivers Quick, Effective, Deeper Sedation

Administered intravenously, IV sedation dentistry is a form of conscious sedation dentistry that leaves you with little-to-no memory of your procedure. You remain awake and able to respond to instruction while under IV sedation, but experience a level of deeper relaxation. IV sedation dentistry is fast-acting and highly effective, and often recommended when needing multiple procedures or extensive treatment. Because of its residual effects, you will need a companion to drive you to and from your procedure when choosing this method of sedation.

Combining Local Anesthetic With Sedation Dentistry for Pain-Free Procedures

A member of the American Society of Dental Anesthesia, Dr. Christopher Bingham, has advanced knowledge of sedation dentistry techniques. He effectively administers our relaxing sedation dentistry options in combination with gentle local anesthetic technique to ensure total comfort during your treatment. Local anesthetic blocks pain receptors in treatment areas, including teeth, bone and soft tissues, for a pain-free procedure. With Dr. Bingham’s compassionate approach and expert technique, you can enjoy a positive experience and comfortable return to periodontal health.

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