Wharton Sedation Dentistry Services
At David A. Tripulas, DDS, Inc., our Wharton, TX dental team works hard to ensure every patient feels welcome and relaxed from the moment they arrive. However, we recognize that due to dental phobia or anxiety, sensitive oral structures, or the need for numerous or complex treatments, patients may need a little extra help relaxing to safely receive their necessary dental care. That’s why we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. If you’re interested in finding out more about sedation dentistry, contact us or consult with Dr. Tripulas during your next dental checkup.
Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation can be used independently or combined to offer patients the optimal level of comfort throughout even the most complex procedures. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nasal mask, takes effect quickly, and the dosage is easily adjusted by the doctor throughout treatment for maximum effect. Best of all, the effects of nitrous oxide sedation wear off quickly, so patients can return to their regular routine right away. Oral conscious sedation is a prescription medication taken at a predetermined time prior to treatment allowing patients to relax before they ever leave home. Once they arrive at our office, patients will remain calm and pain free during care. We may combine nitrous oxide in the office if patients show signs of regaining full sensation or experiencing anxiety or fear. Those who use oral conscious sedation should plan to have a friend or family member drive them to and from our office, and should be able to return to their regular daily activities within 24 hours of their initial dose.