Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry at Active Dental in Frisco, TX, represents a cornerstone of our commitment to ensuring a comfortable, anxiety-free dental experience for our patients. Understanding that dental visits can evoke anxiety for many, we offer sedation dentistry options tailored to meet individual needs and preferences, including conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, commonly referred to as laughing gas. These methods are safe, effective, and designed to make dental care accessible and stress-free for everyone.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is an excellent solution for a wide range of patients, including those who:
  • Experience dental anxiety or fear.
  • Have a low pain threshold.
  • Require extensive dental procedures.
  • Have a gag reflex that interferes with dental treatment.
  • Have difficulty staying still during dental procedures.
  • Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past.
  • Are children or individuals with special needs who may not understand how to cope with dental procedures.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation involves the use of medications to help patients relax during dental procedures. Patients remain awake and can respond to instructions, but they are in a state of deep relaxation. This method is typically recommended for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety or for those undergoing longer dental procedures. Nitrous Oxide Sedation, or laughing gas, is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. It helps patients relax and reduces pain sensitivity, making dental visits a more pleasant experience. One of the main advantages of nitrous oxide sedation is its quick onset and the ability for its effects to wear off rapidly after the mask is removed, allowing patients to resume their normal activities without downtime.
A dentist and a woman sitting in a dental chair with sedation face mask on
Relaxed woman in a dental chair.

Why Patients Prefer Nitrous Oxide During Dental Visits

Laughing gas is a popular choice for both adults and children due to its safety profile and the ease with which it can be administered. Reasons for its preference include:

  • Immediate Relaxation: Nitrous oxide takes effect within minutes, producing a calming sensation that helps reduce anxiety and discomfort.
  • Controlled Sedation: The level of sedation can be adjusted in real-time to ensure the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure.
  • Minimal Side Effects: Unlike other forms of sedation, laughing gas has minimal side effects, making it a safe option for a wide range of patients.
  • Quick Recovery: The effects of laughing gas dissipate almost immediately after the mask is removed, allowing patients to drive themselves home and continue with their day without residual grogginess.

Enhancing Your Dental Experience with Sedation Dentistry

At Active Dental in Frisco, TX, we believe that dental care should be a positive, pain-free experience. Our sedation dentistry options, including conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation, are part of our comprehensive approach to dental care, ensuring that all patients can receive the treatments they need in a manner that respects their comfort and concerns. Whether you’re visiting for a routine cleaning or a more complex procedure, our team is dedicated to making your experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible.

The Proof is in Our Patients

46 5-star reviews in Frisco, TX and counting…
Nicole
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Amazing office and even better staff! The dentist isn’t always the most fun place to go but this location does an amazing job in making sure you are comfortable from the second you walk in until you leave. They walk you through everything going on in your mouth and proper treatment needed going forward. You never feel in the dark or like they’re trying to oversell!! Happy I have found a dentist and will be recommending to family and friends!
JC Punkrocker
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I had a great first experience at the new Frisco office. Everyone was warm and friendly. I had a new patient coupon. They were straight forward and got everything done within an hour. Plenty of parking and the office was new and clean. Cannot wait to return. They did not try to sell any unnecessary services.
Clarissa R.
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This office is amazing! They are very kind and made me feel very welcomed and at ease! The doctors and assistant to the front made the process so much more enjoyable and I will be recommending this office to everyone!!
Tanya R.
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Today we took our 8 yr Autistic son to Active dental today and we had an amazing experience. They made our son Noah very comfortable and explained every step of the way what they were doing and made it fun for him. The hole teams customer service was amazing and treated our son so well and took the time and effort to have patience with our son. The team did a great job making him feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Active Dental in Frisco, Thank you.
C Hamilton
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From the moment you walk in to sitting in "the chair" you feel very comfortable and welcomed. The customer service is top notch and a priority. You are always asked if they can make you more comfortable and if you are doing well. The cleaning was quick, easy, and painless (as it should be). Dr. Samir Prajapati and his team are professional and courteous. They were very thorough on what they were doing, what to expect next, and what the future holds for you and your oral health. The dentist office should be a place of peace and tranquility and that's what it was for me on their opening day.
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