What is Sedation Dentistry?
We offer 4 options for sedation dentistry; Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), Oral Sedation, IV Sedation and General Anesthesia. After meeting with you, our dentist will recommend the appropriate method based on your needs.
Nitrous Oxide is best for those patients who have lower anxiety, shorter procedure and cannot block out their whole day for dental treatment. Nitrous Oxide is available for patients who need it.
Oral conscious sedation is easy and requires no needles. Because of that, this is now the most common technique used in the United States and Canada to quell patient fears. Best of all, the medications create such a comfortable experience that most patients do not remember the visit; and some even sleep through the treatment! While sedation dentistry has occasionally been called “sleep dentistry”, it is not something that is promised. While some fall asleep, many don’t.
IV conscious sedation is a deeper form of sedation that is administered intravenously. This method of sedation is for patients that need to be more deeply sedated than oral conscious sedation.
General Anesthesia sedation in our office is administered and monitored by an Anesthesiologist. This method is for patients that need to be completely unconscious for their dental treatment. We have also worked with special needs patients who require general anesthesia.
Benefits of sedation dentistry
- Reduces dental anxiety
- Get more treatment completed with fewer appointments
- Most patients don’t remember the sights and sounds of the treatment
The dentists at Advanced Smile Care have been focusing on patients with a fear of the dentist for years. In 2000, we became one of the first dental practices in San Antonio to offer sedation dentistry to our patients. We have performed sedation dentistry on thousands of patients, and we continue to make it a priority to this day. Therefore, our staff is specially trained to make your sedation experience as comfortable and as safe as possible. Our dentists and hygienists have years of experience in performing anxiety-free dentistry.Call (210) 366-3606
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“I have a phobia of dentists but Dr Cavazos is amazing! I had a procedure done under oral anesthesia and didn’t feel a thing. Everyone there is super nice. I recommend Advanced Smile Care to anyone.”
“Best visit I’ve ever had with a dentist. From the moment I walked through the door my anxiety was gone. I’m glad I made the choice to go with Advanced Smile Care. They care about what you want and respect your choices.”
“I was treated very kindly. I was basically pampered. Don’t get me wrong, it was dental work but I never felt a thing. I got to watch T.V. Thank you, Dr. Hauser and your awesome staff... from the moment I walk in, to the set up, the dental work, the scheduling as I leave, thank you.”
“I highly recommend Advanced Smile Care for the quality service they provide, friendly/charismatic staff, and their ability to put you at ease when getting your teeth checked! Thank you for all you do for your patients and the community! I'm proud to be your patient!”
“I just had my first cleaning with Wendy and saw Dr. Kboudi. Everyone from the front desk staff to the Doctor were exceptionally friendly. My husband had some dental work done here also and had a great experience, and recommended I also come in for my dental care.”
“Amazing staff and very clean facility. I was late and the lady called me asking if I was lost and needed direction. Once I got inside the the lady was very friendly and walked me through all the steps and then a nurse came out with a gift saying welcome to the office.”
“I will even shake violently while laying in the chair. It's a nightmare. However, the entire staff at ASC puts you at ease and makes you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. You can tell it's an important part of what they do, maybe even the most important.”