Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to deal with both the emotional and physical discomforts that may accompany your visit to our office. While not suitable for all patients, if you struggle with anxiety or dental phobia, or if you have a condition that makes dental services uncomfortable, Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald Konig would be happy to discuss your sedation dentistry options. Call us at 713-668-2289 to schedule a consultation and learn more.
Who can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is ideal for men and women who suffer from:
- Dental phobia or anxiety
- A fear of needles
- Resistance to numbing agents
- Very sensitive teeth
- An overactive gag-reflex
When you come to our Houston dental office to discuss sedation, it is important that you inform us of any discomforts you have experienced in the past as well as those you anticipate experiencing with future dental work. We will carefully assess your needs and customize a sedation option that provides you with optimal comfort without risking your health. This may include oral sedation, nitrous oxide, or IV sedation. The latter is delivered by a certified anesthesiologist and is typically only necessary during surgical procedures. Dr. Konig provides OraVerse in these cases to help speed recovery from sedation. OraVerse is not necessary with oral or nitrous options.
Sedation Dentistry and TMJ
Patients with TMJ may benefit from sedation during routine cleanings or while having cosmetic or restorative services performed. TMJ can make keeping the jaw open for extended periods of time very uncomfortable. Many patients find sedation eliminates this discomfort and allows for a more rewarding experience. If your TMJ has prevented you from seeking routine dental care, Dr. Konig encourages you to call our Houston office and schedule a sedation consultation, enabling us to help you achieve peak oral health and beauty while protecting your comfort at all stages.
To learn more about sedation dentistry in Houston, please contact Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry today. Our experienced sedation dentist serves the Texas communities of Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and all surrounding areas.