Sedation Dentistry – Fort Worth, TX
Feel At-Ease During Every Dental Appointment
Don’t let fear keep you from getting the care you need for a strong, healthy smile. With modern sedation dentistry in Fort Worth, TX, Dr. Cheng, Dr. Thorburn, and Dr. Luk can alleviate your anxiety for a calm, relaxing dental experience. We are proud to offer a variety of dental sedation options to help a wide variety of patients. Plus, with our state-of-the-art Solea Laser, your dental treatments will be more comfortable than ever. Are you ready to feel at-ease during every dental appointment? Get the care you need from a dental office you can trust. Call Fort Dental today to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment with our dentists. Our Fort Worth dental office is conveniently located for our patients in Burleson, Crowley, Granbury, and surrounding areas.
Our goal is to always provide a painless and stress-free patient experience, and we utilize a number of sedation options in combination with gentle dentistry services to keep patients completely relaxed during treatments. Our state-of-the-art Solea laser system also allows us to offer more comfortable treatments without the use of needles to inject local anesthetics. Instead, Solea lasers enable us to prepare teeth before restorative and cosmetic dentistry services with minimal discomfort and without the use of drills or needles to inject the anesthetic. We can also use Solea Lasers for soft tissue treatments.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious dental sedation is a mid-level form of sedation dentistry. It helps patients feel calm and sleepy throughout their treatment. If you're a candidate for oral sedation, we’ll give you a pill to take prior to your appointment. After you are comfortable and relaxed, we'll perform your dental work. For patients who need extensive procedures, we can perform hours of dental work with sedation dentistry.
You’ll be conscientiously monitored throughout your procedure. As the sedative wears off, you’ll have little or no memory of your dental treatment, just pleasant recollections of your time with us and a beautiful new smile. For your safety, we ask that you have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment.
IV dental sedation is the most powerful form of sedation dentistry. This option is administered via a small needle in the arm or the back of the hand. Within just a few moments, you’ll feel as if you’ve fallen asleep. However, contrary to what you feel, you will remain conscious enough to respond to basic instructions from our dental team. Many patients report feeling as if time sped up or they were in a dreamlike state.
We will keep a close eye on your vital signs all throughout your treatment, and we can adjust your level of sedation for your safety and comfort at any time if necessary. We can often perform very long or complex dental services with the help of IV sedation. Once your treatment is over, we will remove the needle and monitor you for a little while. Then, a friend or family member will need to drive you home, where you should plan on relaxing for the remainder of the day.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a versatile service that nearly any patient can benefit from. We may recommend oral conscious sedation or IV sedation if you:
- Have mild to moderate dental anxiety
- Can’t sit comfortably in the dental chair for extended periods
- Suffer from neck, jaw, shoulder, or back pain while in the dental chair
- Are somewhat resistant to numbing medications alone
- Have an overactive gag reflex or very sensitive teeth
- Are planning on undergoing a long or complex procedure