Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Fredrick Shaw, DDS utilizes sedation dentistry to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free dental experience. If you struggle with anxiety or are too afraid to visit the dentist, we have sedation options that might ease you back into the dental chair. There are different types of sedation that will vary between mild to moderate and we can discuss which option is best for you during an initial consultation.  

Levels of sedation range from mild, to moderate, to deep, and are achieved through different types of sedatives. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, sedation is safe, but it’s important to discuss your questions and concerns with Dr. Shaw before your dental procedure. The most common form of sedation includes a sedative (nitrous oxide) that allows patients to drive themselves home after a procedure, but if you decide on oral conscious sedation, you may need to be accompanied to your appointment by a friend or a relative.

If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit for more information.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fredrick Shaw in Austin, TX, call 512-451-7491.

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