Sedation Dentistry at Sterling Ridge
Don’t let anxiety stop you from keeping your teeth healthy or getting the smile your want!
Dr. Erica Baker Cummings uses a range of safe, gentle, and effective “conscious sedation” techniques that make going to the dentist relaxing and stress-free.
Nitrous Oxide or “Laughing Gas” Sedation
Nitrous Oxide is a great way to take the edge off anxious feelings. Laughing gas doesn’t put you to sleep. It just makes you less aware of a routine cleaning or a dental procedure. Laughing gas is also great for kids because it gently relaxes them when they are scared about their appointment.
Laughing gas is safe, has few side effects, and wears off quickly, so you can drive yourself home afterwards.
Oral sedation is also an excellent way to reduce or eliminate anxious feelings.
We typically combine oral sedation with laughing gas and a local anesthetic, which allows patients to relax and undergo a procedure in comfort. Both adults and kids can use oral sedation. Adults take a pill. Kids drink a liquid.
Patients can catch up on years of dental care, or get a new smile, in a few easy appointments with oral sedation.
Oral sedation is safe and has few side effects. Patients typically take the medication before they come to Sterling Ridge and it takes time for the drug to wear off. As a result, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
More Ways Sterling Dentistry Helps You Relax
Sterling Ridge has noise-reduction headsets, dental chairs that give you a massage, a comfortable waiting area, and a friendly dentist and staff – all to make seeing us an easy, relaxing, and enjoyable experience!
Please call 281-298-2503 or use our online form to make an appointment with us.