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Benefits of Using Sedation

To Deal With Dental Fear

While going to the dentist is necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, many people experience high levels of anxiety over going. For these individuals, undergoing sedation dentistry in Corpus Christi, TX, is an excellent option for getting the treatment they need while feeling completely at ease. There are various benefits to be gained, so talk with Dr. Tilman Richards, a skilled dental professional, about your options.

Various Levels of Sedation

Various levels of sedation are available to relieve dental anxiety. Dr. Richards may recommend minimal, moderate or deep sedation, depending upon your individual needs. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, provides minimal sedation that helps you relax during the procedure but wears off quickly so you are able to drive yourself home after your appointment.

Oral sedation offers a moderate level of sedation, you will be very relaxed and sleepy. A pill is taken about an hour before the appointment and the effects last several hours. It is recommended that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment if you are using oral sedation.

IV, or intravenous sedation offers deep sedation and you will be semi-conscious throughout treatment. Most patients have no memory of the procedure when it is finished. As with oral sedation, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment if IV sedation is used.

Help People Who May Not Necessarily Be Afraid

Some individuals may have an overly sensitive gag reflex, or they may have an extreme aversion to the sounds and smells associated with dental offices. With sedation dentistry, these patients can still get the procedure they need without worrying about outside forces affecting them.

Get Multiple Procedures Done in One Visit

More complicated dental procedures may necessitate numerous trips to the dentist. It can be a hassle to schedule appointments around work, school and other responsibilities you have. With sedation dentistry, multiple procedures can get done in a single appointment. This saves you time and money in the long run.

Dr. Tilman Richards is a trusted dentist in the Corpus Christi area, so if you are ready for the smile of your dreams, contact us at 361-238-2373.

Staff is very friendly. No wait time. They saw me and my daughter in a timely manner and Dr. Richards was so great! The work I had done was completely pain free... Didn't even feel the shot or the work that was being done. The end results were exactly what I needed! No pain, no complaints. Dr. Richards even called the same evening to see if I was feeling okay and to see if I had any questions... Best dental services I have ever had.Marisa B.
No one likes going to the dentist, so you may as well go to the best - Tilman Richards, DDS. The staff makes you feel like family, the office is beautiful, and Dr. Richards goes to great lengths making sure you're comfortable and in as little pain as possible.Patti G.
My family has been seeing Dr. Tilman Richards for years. Him, his wife and staff are the best. When ever we go for a appointment it's like going and visiting friends. Very friendly, one of the best! I can not say enough good things about him and his staff.Douglas W.
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