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Getting your teeth professionally cleaned may seem a bit intimidating to some. However, modern technology has made dentistry virtually painless and extremely efficient. Sedation can be used in many dental procedures to assist in relieving dental anxiety or nervousness. Here are a few sedation options that exist.

Intravenous Sedation:  A sedative is inserted directly into the bloodstream through the use of an IV. This form of sedation is very effective and takes effect quickly. It can also be easily monitored.

Gas Sedation: Also called nitrous oxide or laughing gas, this is typically used for patients with dental anxiety. It wears off quickly, so you can likely drive yourself home from your dental appointment.

Ingested Sedation: This is a type of oral medication. It is easily customizable based on dosage and desired effect, but it does take a while for the sedative to take effect, often up to as much as an hour.

If you would like to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile with the help of dental sedation, you can set up an appointment with Echeverri Dental Center at our dentist office in Houston, Texas. We can be reached at 713-956-8767. Our team looks forward to taking your smile into the future!