Sedation Dentistry – Plano, TX

Sit Back and Relax in the Dental Chair

Dentist and team member smiling after sedation dentistry visit

Researchers say that anywhere between 50% to 80% of adults in the United States have some form of dental anxiety. Some cases are more severe than others, and it’s not uncommon for anxious patients to go out of their way to avoid dental care even if it’s badly needed. Do you sometimes feel like you have to force yourself to walk into the dentist’s office? If you schedule an appointment with Dr. Bonds, we can help you relax during your visit with sedation dentistry at our Plano, TX dental office.

Why Choose River Bend Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Safe, Effective Sedation Uses
  • Small Dental Office with Friendly Staff
  • Patient Dentist That Doesn’t Rush People

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Patient taking oral conscious dental sedation pill

Before your appointment, we’ll prescribe a sedative for you in pill form. You’ll take it about an hour before your appointment begins so that you’ll already be physically and mentally relaxed once you begin your treatment. As you can probably guess from the word “conscious”, you’ll still be awake for the procedure; that said, time will seem to pass by very quickly, and many people find they have little to no memory of the treatment afterwards.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Patient receiving nitrous oxide dental sedation

Nitrous oxide sedation is commonly used during routine dental appointments to help take the edge off for mildly anxious patients. The gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled via a nasal mask. You won’t be asleep; you’ll be able to follow our instructions, answer our questions, and let us know about your comfort level so that we can make any necessary adjustments. After we’ve removed the mask, it will only take a few minutes for you to recover from the effects of nitrous oxide and return to your regular activities.