Overcoming Your Dental Fear with Sedation Dentistry

Does the thought of visiting the dentist send a chill down your spine? Are you or a loved one affected by dental anxiety? At Harmony Dental, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry in Pearland, TX for our patients that are interested in a more calming and relaxing experience at the dental office. Depending upon the severity of dental anxiety, we have a variety of forms of sedation dentistry. We often recommend sedation dentistry for:

  • Patients who experience dental anxiety
  • Patients with tooth sensitivity/discomfort
  • Patients who need extensive dental treatments
  • Patients with a strong pharyngeal reflex
  • Patients with low pain tolerance

Inhaled Sedation

With inhaled or “laughing gas” sedation dentistry, laughing gas mixed with oxygen is delivered to the patient using a tiny face mask which is placed over the nose. Within a few minutes, patients should feel a euphoric, calming, and relaxed feeling. Once treatment is completed, laughing gas sedation quickly wears off, allowing patients to resume their day-to-day activities.

Oral Sedation

With oral sedation, the patient is provided with oral medication (such as valium or another medication used for anxiety) prior to their visit. The medication is taken and will provide anxiety relief in about an hour. With oral sedation, patients remain awake and conscious however they may not remember the entire treatment. Following treatment, those that opt for oral sedation will need a ride back from their appointment. We recommend taking it easy for the rest of the day.

IV Sedation

With IV sedation, medication is administered to the patient intravenously provided extremely quick sedation. Within a few moments patients experience a strong sedative effect which may put the patient to sleep. Following IV sedation, a ride is needed to return home from treatment safely. We recommend taking it easy for the rest of the day.

Schedule Sedation Dentistry in Pearland

Think that you’d benefit from sedation dentistry in Pearland, TX? Schedule your appointment with Harmony Dental today!

Why Invisalign is Right for You!

More and more people today are starting to shy away from traditional wire braces and turn towards a more attractive alternative: Invisalign! Invisalign can effectively correct your smile and help you achieve your goals when it comes to your teeth. Nobody wants to live with an unsightly smile. That is why we want to help every one of our patients achieve that perfect smile that they deserve.

How Does Invisalign Stack up to Traditional Braces?

In terms of effectiveness and speed, Invisalign is perfect for people with slight tooth misalignment. However, for people with seriously misaligned teeth, traditional braces might be the right choice for them. When it comes to the heavy duty tasks that some mouths present, there is no alternative to traditional braces for effectiveness. The problem is that many people find traditional braces unattractive and do not want people to notice all of that hardware in their mouth.

This is where Invisalign really shines. For people who use Invisalign, it is possible to wear it for years without most people even noticing. It seamlessly corrects your teeth in a way that is not obvious.

Invisalign is a clear aligning tray that you wear throughout the day that slowly straightens your teeth overtime. You move from one tray to the next until your teeth are straight. For most people, the process can be extremely fast, sometimes even faster than traditional braces!

Arguably, one of the biggest perks associated with Invisalign is not even the fact that it is more attractive. Many people prefer Invisalign because you do not have to change your diet. With traditional wire braces, you are severely limited in the types of food you eat and the way you eat them. However, with Invisalign you simply remove the tray while you eat, clean your teeth, then put the tray back in!

If you have any questions regarding Invisalign treatment, please give us a call today.