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Sedation Dentistry

For many, visiting the dentist can prompt anxiety. This is unfortunate because it means they are not getting the care they need from regular cleanings and checkups. When your teeth aren’t examined regularly, you run the risk of developing more serious issues, ones that could require restorative procedures to remedy. Because we want our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible when they visit our office, we offer sedation to those who need it.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide — or laughing gas — is one of the most common forms of sedation because it is mild and versatile. It is effective, safe, and works quickly. We mix it with oxygen and you breathe it in through your nose via a small mask. It helps manage anxiety and also decreases discomfort. While you will feel more relaxed, you are still awake and cognizant, so you can hear and answer any questions we may ask you.

Oral Sedation

If you require something stronger than nitrous oxide, we may suggest oral sedation. This comes in the form of a pill or a liquid to alleviate anxiety and discomfort. You will likely take it prior to arriving for your procedure, so it will be in effect for your appointment. Because it has some lingering effects, you will need someone to drop you off and pick you up.

IV Sedation

Also known as  , this is the strongest sedation we provide. IV sedation is ideal for more invasive procedures — like extractions and implants. It is administered directly into your bloodstream and takes effect within minutes. It is administered continuously, so you can be relaxed and “under” for as long as necessary. Similar to oral sedation, you will need someone to drive you home after your procedure.

Contact Us To Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

If you are prone to dental anxiety or have any questions in general, please do not hesitate to reach out. You can schedule an appointment today by calling Alba Dental Care in El Paso, TX, at (915) 286-ALBA (2522). We also serve the Horizon community.

Our Practice

We are proud to offer comprehensive dental care to our fantastic El Paso community. Our goal is to help all of our patients maintain the healthiest possible smiles.

Insurance and Payment

We recommend calling us to confirm that we accept your insurance. We also suggest calling your insurance provider to make sure your procedure is covered.

Schedule Your Appointment

To see how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, please do not hesitate to call us today at (915) 286-ALBA (2522)