Sedation Dentistry in
Austin

An estimated 40 million Americans experience some form of dental anxiety. Don’t allow dental anxiety to keep you from getting excellent dental care. For sedation dentistry in Austin, you’ve come to the right place.

Sedation Dentistry in Austin

At BridgeView Dental, we understand that dental anxiety can keep you away from the dentist’s office. That is why we are proud to offer sedation dentistry to all our patients in the Austin area. Depending on your needs, we may recommend local anesthesia, general anesthesia, oral sedation or laughing gas.

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help anxious patients relax during dental treatments. It can be used for everything from invasive procedures to routine teeth cleaning. Our team is committed to making every visit as safe, comfortable and stress-free as possible. We offer four options, depending on the severity of your anxiety and the treatment you need:

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia can be injected or applied topically to an area before a procedure. The treatment area will become and remain numbed during the procedure, preventing you from feeling any pain. Local anesthesia usually wears off within one to two hours.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a form of sedation that puts the patient to sleep for the duration of the procedure. The anesthetic is injected into your system and can last several hours, ensuring you feel no pain or discomfort. Patients who undergo general anesthesia will remain in the office while the anesthetic wears off under the supervision of our staff.

Oral Sedation

Coming in a pill or liquid, this sedation technique puts you in a deeply relaxed state. You will remain awake during your treatment, but you will not feel any pain, discomfort or anxiety. Some patients can become drowsy or groggy under oral sedation. These side effects usually wear off quickly.

Laughing Gas

This sedation method combines a breathable gas with oxygen and is delivered through a mask placed over your nose. Laughing gas helps you relax without making you feel groggy or putting you to sleep. Our dentist can easily control the amount of sedation you receive depending on your needs, and the gas wears off quickly. Unlike other sedation methods, which may take some time to leave your system, you can usually drive yourself home following your procedure.

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Elizabeth E.

Great overall experience! They were very friendly and calming for my first time here. It was a pleasure with all of the staff, and Dr. Loveless did a superb job along with Joanna at setting up my individualized treatment plan. Thanks so much!!!

Daniela M.

Only the best dental office in Austin! From my initial checkup, through Invisalign and post-invisalign care.

Leslie K.

I am very happy with Bridgeview Dental and impressed with their services. I have had a full exam, cleaning and filling done and they are absolutely professional, smooth and knowledgeable with everything they do. If you are looking for a dentist- look no further. This is a great office with a great staff ready to take great care of you.
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