Sedation Dentistry

Feeling nervous or anxious before your next dental visit? Our dental professionals at Citrus Smiles can help. We utilize sedation dentistry in Murphy and Wylie, TX, to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your appointments. Depending on your anxiety levels and treatment type, Dr. Aurora and his compassionate team will select the most effective option to ensure a pain-free experience.

Sedation Dentistry

Who Is Fit For Dental Sedation

Dental sedation involves the use of nitrous oxide gas or medications to relieve anxiety and help you feel comfortable during dental treatments. From kids to adults, nearly everyone feels a little restless before undergoing a dental procedure. Those struggling with dental phobia can find it difficult to get even routine dental checkups. 

That’s why our practice offers sedation dentistry as a helpful measure to enhance your treatment experience. We may recommend dental sedation if you have:

  • Dental phobia or anxiety
  • Negative dental experiences in the past
  • Fear of needles
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain tolerance

It is also useful for patients who have to undergo complex dental treatments, such as multiple tooth extractions. Our dentists will evaluate your medical history and assess risk factors prior to using any form of dental sedation.

Questions About Sedation Dentistry?

Types of Sedation Dentistry

At our dental facility, we offer three different types of sedation dentistry, each one varying in effectiveness. We will evaluate your oral and medical requirements to determine the right choice for you.

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • It is the easiest and most convenient type of dental sedation. Our dentists often recommend it for children who feel nervous or restless before dental procedures. For this technique, we place a nasal mask that allows the inflow of laughing gas (nitrous oxide gas). It takes effect within a few minutes and helps you feel more relaxed. After the procedure, you will be able to recover in a short time.

  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral sedation involves the use of sedative medications to relieve anxiety and induce a state of relaxation. It is effective for people with mild to moderate dental phobia. Our dentist will prescribe an oral medication that you will have to take some time before your visit. The effect of this technique may last longer, so we suggest bringing someone along to help you return home safely.

  • IV Sedation
  • IV sedation is the most potent type that is only reserved for people with severe dental anxiety. We may also use it for patients undergoing long or complex dental treatments. The medication will directly reach your bloodstream through an IV line, taking immediate effect. It may take several hours for the effect of an IV sedative to wear off. So, you will need someone available to drive you back home.

Our Testimonials

We Love Our Patients, and They Love Us!

I had my first visit here recently and I highly recommend it! Everyone is so friendly and they explain everything from start to finish. Eman really helped me understand payment and treatment plan. So glad to have finally found a place after looking for someone new for YEARS!!!
~ Larissa Faulkner

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I had my first visit 10/27 Friday. I would first like to say that I was throughly impressed with the knowledgeable of the Dr and all his staff. They were so friendly & made me comfortable during my exam. Thank you all for being such great help. Sincerely Charlotte Johnson.
~ Charlotte

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I came in last week to have multiple tooth extractions. Dr.Kylie was amazing as well as the dental assistant. They were so patient and kind. They try their absolute best to make you comfortable and answer any questions you have. 10/10 recommend
~ Sydney Bong

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

The Doctor and Staff who helped my son were exceptional. We had a dental emergency and they worked him in and were truly wonderful. At a time in need they really came through and were gentle and comforting. We couldn't of had a better experience!!.
~ Samwise

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

I am very pleased with the overall care from Dr. and her staff. They are professional and educated me on what my procedure was going to be for the day and did an excellent job throughout the process. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~ Gale Wilson

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Happy I found this provider! Beginning with the receptionist, the office is warm and inviting! My hygienist was personable, and I received such a great cleaning. The dentist was friendly and knowledgeable. Found the best place for my family’s dental care!
~ J E

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Schedule An Appointment

Experience pain-free and comfortable dental care at our facility with sedation dentistry. If you have any questions or want to schedule a consultation with our dentists, call us today to schedule an appointment.

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