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What you need to know about sedation dentistry in Fort Worth

Smiling Girl on a Dental Chair Countless Americans miss out on health and appearance benefits of dental care – not because of busy schedules or lack of insurance. Fear of going to the dentist keeps them from picking up the phone to schedule a routine checkup, seeking treatment for a dental problem, or taking advantage of cosmetic enhancements. Sedation dentistry at Sycamore Dental in Fort Worth allows patients to overcome their fear for comfortable, gorgeous smiles.

Not just for the fearful

Sedation is helpful in these situations, too:

  • Extensive treatment – Some patients can’t take time off work for multiple appointments. With sedation, they can de-stress physically and emotionally for a longer single appointment.
  • Sensitive gag reflex – Sedation subdues resistance to hands or instruments in the mouth.
  • Physical and mental challenges – Autism, Down syndrome, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and physical disabilities are a fact of life for many. These individuals may not be able to sit for the duration of an appointment, or may find the clinical environment unsettling. Sedation aids in non-traumatic treatment.

Calming options

Dr. Vidya Suri and our associates at Sycamore Dental offers nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a face mask. It immediately induces relaxation and a bit of euphoria. The effect wears off as soon as the flow of gas is stopped, and there is no residual grogginess. Nitrous oxide is safe for children, and ideal for patients who are nervous about numbing injections.

What you should know about Nitrous Oxide sedation:

  • It’s colorless and odorless – within a few minutes of breathing it you will feel relaxed
  • It’s common to feel light-headed, a tingling sensation, or heavy limbs
  • You will still be conscious and able to hear and respond to directions
  • You will receive oxygen for several minutes after turning off the nitrous oxide to help you become more alert and awake

If you have any concerns about nitrous oxide sedation, feel free to ask a member of our team. One of the best ways to avoid having nitrous oxide is to practice good oral hygiene and maintain regular check-ups and cleanings to keep your mouth healthy.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule a consultation at Sycamore Dental in Fort Worth. The number is (817) 438-1828.

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Dr. Vidya Suri - Sycamore Dental

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A graduate from the prestigious University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Dr. Vidya Suri is an established professional in the field of dentistry. She is well known for her focus, determination and ability to create a trusting and warm environment for her patients. Dr. Suri provides patient-centered care with treatment options that take into account the personal attributes and available financial resources.

With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Suri periodically updates herself on modern dental techniques and methods to ensure that she provides her patients with optimum general and cosmetic dental care. She believes in educating her clients on good oral care practices and takes the extra time to explain the holistic effect that good oral care has on the body as a whole.

Dr. Suri is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Texas Dental Association.