Anesthesia Options - San Angelo & Brownwood, TX

Conquer Dental Anxiety
with Sedation Dentistry

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Taking The StressOut Of The Procedure

Many patients with dental anxiety don’t want to feel or even see dental instruments when undergoing treatment. We understand this and want to assure you that you’ll feel completely comfortable here. We’ve helped countless patients overcome these fears with IV sedation in San Angelo and Brownwood. This powerful sedation method allows you to essentially sleep through procedures. Between this and our extensive qualifications, you know you’re going to have a smooth treatment experience with the best of care at the Angelo Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

As board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons we are on staff at Shannon Hospital and we’re trained and certified to administer IV sedation. You can also rest assured our surgical suites have been furnished with the latest technological, surgical, and sterilization equipment, enhancing your quality of care.

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Advantages of IV Sedation

  • Pain-free procedures
  • Complete relaxation during treatment
  • Decreased dental anxiety
  • Easy return to consciousness
  • No gag reflex
  • The confidence to seek necessary dental care

Our Sedation Options

IV sedation is a safe and ideal option whether you have severe dental anxiety or are undergoing more complex treatments. IV sedation involves the administration of sedative medication through a thin needle placed into a vein in your arm or hand that helps you relax and feel comfortable. During the procedure, all your vital signs are closely monitored to ensure your comfort and safety. The amnesic effects of the drug make you forget the procedure, which is a welcome benefit if you suffer from dental anxiety. Due to lingering drowsiness, somebody will need to drive you home.

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What IV Sedation Is Like

Typically used for procedures such as wisdom tooth removal, full mouth dental implants, and bone grafting, IV sedation offers distinct advantages. As the name suggests, IV sedation is introduced into your system through an IV line. This enables us to strictly control the amount of sedative you receive. After you’re fully relaxed, we can stop the flow of medication and begin your treatment. Afterward, you can come back to consciousness quickly.

Once administered, IV sedation produces a sleep-like state very quickly. Unlike natural sleep, you won’t dream, and your treatment time may seem to pass almost instantaneously – almost as if it never happened. All patients, anxious or not, can appreciate that advantage!

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Take Advantage Of Our Sedation Options

In addition to alleviating dental fear, a big advantage of dental anesthesia is that most patients feel like their procedure lasted a few minutes, even if it took a couple of hours. Dental anesthesia enables being treated in one visit for lengthier procedures, so it’s a perfect option for procedures including full arch dental implants. Based on your unique case and dental and medical history, our team will determine what type of sedation is right for you.