Ease Your Dental Anxiety With Sedation Options in The Woodlands

At Smiles by Dr. Chai, we work hard to provide you with a stress-free atmosphere, complete with amenities like soft pillows and complimentary lip balm. Dr. Chaitra Arakere and our team have the experience to keep you comfortable. We even receive compliments about how our soft touch results in pain-free injections! We understand, though, that there are times where you may still feel anxious. In those cases, sedation options in The Woodlands will help.

Our dental sedation will:

  • Allow you to more easily undergo long or complex procedures
  • Enable you to get the smile you’ve always wanted, with no worries about discomfort
  • Give you a choice of three different levels of relaxation
  • Make it possible for patients to receive a safe form of sedation
  • Help you overcome a sensitive gag reflex or other barriers to treatment

To find out more about the types of dental sedation we offer, call 281-367-5900. Our dentists are happy to review your medical history, discuss your concerns, and help determine which form of sedation will work best for you.

Get the Smile You Deserve Without Worry or Pain

Inhaled sedation, also called laughing gas, can be given even to young children. You receive it through a small mask worn over your nose. It takes effect quickly and allows us to easily adjust the amount you receive during your procedure. It also wears off quickly. Unlike some other forms of sedation, it won’t leave you with any lingering grogginess. You’ll even be able to drive yourself home after treatment!

For a deeper level of relaxation than you can get with laughing gas, you can choose:

  • Oral Sedation – We’ll provide you with a safe prescription pill you take prior to your treatment. It will make you less aware of your surroundings than laughing gas, though you’ll still be able to communicate with us during your procedure. You may remain groggy for a while, so you’ll need to arrange a ride home.
  • IV Sedation – Administered intravenously, this sedation provides an almost dreamlike state. It works especially well for lengthy procedures. You will not remember much about your treatment when it’s over. You’ll receive it via IV – but our patients often compliment us on our soft touch.

Call Smiles by Dr. Chai at 281-367-5900 to find out how we can help you relax with sedation options in The Woodlands. You can also conveniently request an appointment online.