Sedation Dentistry Specialist

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Spillman Family Dental

Dentists located in Rockwall, TX

Dental anxiety is very common, even if you’re just having a routine check-up and cleaning. Many people neglect their dental care because of these fears. Fortunately, Dr. Travis Spillman, Dr. Thomas Ryan, and the rest of the team at Spillman Family Dental in Rockwall, Texas, go out of their way to make your experience as calm and comfortable as possible, including offering sedation dentistry services. Call to schedule your appointment today and ask about your sedation-dentistry options.

Sedation Dentistry

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the use of oral, gas, or intravenous medications to help you relax during a dental treatment. It’s an excellent option if you have anxiety or fears about going to the dentist. It’s also helpful for small children and people with special needs who may have trouble relaxing and sitting still while having dental treatment.

The team at Spillman Family Dental offer several sedation-dentistry options, which can be customized to meet your needs, including:

  • Minimal sedation to keep you relaxed but awake
  • Moderate sedation to put you into a twilight state, after which you might have fuzzy memories
  • Deep sedation, in which you’re asleep but can be roused
  • General anesthesia, in which you’re unconscious throughout your treatment

Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

If you have anxiety, panic disorder, or general worries about going to the dentist, sedation dentistry can help you have a relaxed and comfortable dental appointment. The team at Spillman Family Dental offers different degrees of sedation, which are customizable to address your specific needs.

If you’re having a procedure that will take a long time, your dentist may suggest sedation to keep you comfortable throughout your treatment.

Sedation dentistry can also help if you:

  • Have a low pain tolerance
  • Have trouble sitting still
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Need a large amount of dental work completed

The dentists and staff at Spillman Family Dental will discuss your needs and concerns, and suggest sedation dentistry if they think it will be beneficial to your experience. They’ll discuss your options and answer your questions so you can make an informed decision.

Are there risks involved in sedation dentistry?

While there is always a small risk when anesthesia is provided, Dr. Spillman, Dr. Ryan, and the rest of the team at Spillman Family Dental are expertly trained and have many years of experience in using sedatives during dental treatments.

They only offer sedation dentistry when they know that it’s safe for you and that it will improve your experience while under their care. As a precaution, always answer your dentist’s questions regarding sedation honestly, especially if you’re overweight, have sleep apnea, or any other health condition.

If you want expert dental care as well as customized dental sedation, call Spillman Family Dental today.