sedation dentistry in flower mound

Sedation Options in
Flower Mound, Texas

Dental anxiety is real, and you’re not alone. Plenty of patients feel nervous about getting the care they need. That’s why we offer a variety of sedation options to keep your experience soothing, painless, and stress-free.

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DID YOU KNOW?

About 40% of Americans are affected by dental anxiety.

Why should I choose sedation?

No one deserves to struggle with stress or pain during dental treatment. Sedation options are an effective way to receive the dental care you need without the worry and anxiety that may come with visiting the dentist’s office. All it takes to get started is a simple conversation to see which option is best for you.

Free Consultation

Speak to our doctor about your options without obligation. During your free sedation consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and walk you through any options that will be feasible for you. After a discussion, we can come to a consensus of what works best for you to meet your dental needs.

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I highly recommend Dr. Patel. He puts his patients first. Here's why...Dr. Patel, of Fountain Park Dental, came to his office and helped me on New Years Eve 12/31/2024! I am a professional musician and had a show that evening. I had to be at the venue in four hours to play keyboards, and my front top teeth had fallen out. Dr. Patel came into his office and used dental adhesive to remount my temporaries. Thank you SO MUCH Dr. Patel. You are my hero sir!

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Bobby S.

This new family-owned dental practice truly stands out. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted by friendly staff. Dr. Patel was thorough and gentle, making the cleaning process very comfortable. Dr. Patel is amazing! He answered all of my questions and provided valuable advice on maintaining healthy teeth. Highly recommend if you are looking for a quality service!!

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Milan P.

My first visit was stress free. I dread going to the dentist but this visit was great. Efficient and kind. Explained everything.

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Joan L.

I had the best experience at Dr. Patel’s office! His staff are incredibly kind, informative, and made my visit so enjoyable. I went in for a 6 month cleaning. Dr Patel took the time to explain to me the best way to remove my impacted wisdom teeth, how the extraction & post-op would go, and was very reassuring about all the concerns I had about my TMJ problems. Not pushy or forceful at all. Please visit here if you are searching for a new dentist! You will not be disappointed.

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Amy S.

I couldn't be happier with my recent visit to Fountain Park Dental! Dr. Patel’s attentiveness and wealth of information were truly impressive, making me feel well-informed and at ease throughout my appointment. Jeanny, who was my dental hygienist, is the most caring professional I've encountered. She genuinely prioritized my dental health and made sure I was comfortable during my visit. This team goes above and beyond in providing exceptional care, and I highly recommend them for anyone seeking top-notch dental services.

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Trushna M.

I was very impressed with the team at Fountain Park Dental. The office vibe was great! Clean office, everyone was friendly and helpful. The hygienist was fantastic, knowledgeable - answered all my questions. Dr. Patel was very friendly, explained everything really well. They all cared and genuinely wants what is best for their patients. I've already suggested him to friends and family. I will continue with the Fountain Park Dental team!

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Rachel A.

Dr. Patel and his team bring kind, compassionate, service and the latest technology and skills that provide a great experience for me!

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Neal C.

New practice that takes time to consult with patients about their oral hygiene and the benefits of caring for your teeth so that you can avoid losing them along with the potential high cost of repairing the damage.  Looking forward to having the same hygienist every time.

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Lenora H.

Nitrous Oxide

Nervous about treatment, but want to avoid being deeply sedated? With nitrous oxide, you’ll experience a floaty, worry-free feeling that won’t leave you with side effects. Right after treatment, you can drive yourself home and get back to your day-to-day routine.

Oral Conscious

If you’re looking for a sedative that will cause you to forget most of your procedure, we offer oral conscious sedation. This method uses a strong pill or liquid sedative that you’ll take about 30-60 minutes before your procedure for a peaceful, pleasant experience.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is delivered directly into your bloodstream via an IV, causing you to enter into a deeply relaxing state. Many patients fall asleep during their treatment with IV sedation. While you may forget your procedure, you can still be woken up and respond to commands.

The Benefits of Proper Sedation

Faster Procedures

Sedation soothes the body and keeps you from wiggling, which allows your dentist to complete the treatment in less time.

Keeps Care Precise

Choking and gagging reflexes are put on pause under sedation, so your dentist can complete a precise procedure without any unexpected movements or discomfort on your end.

Encourages Positive Dental Memories

Experiencing a comfortable treatment reduces your dental phobia and trains your brain to associate positive memories with dentistry.

The Sedation Treatment Process

Health & Treatment Evaluation

First, your dentist will review your treatment plan to determine if sedation is a good option for your procedure. Your dentist will then discuss your past health history and any current health problems that may affect your ability to be sedated with your chosen method.

Address Needs & Concerns

Your dentist will ask questions to determine your particular needs and concerns. How deeply do you wish to be sedated? What is making you anxious about your procedure? Do you have a low pain threshold? An honest conversation with your dentist will determine which sedation options will be appropriate for you.

Discuss Recommendations & Options

Next, your dentist will outline your available sedation options and describe all side effects and instructions. With their recommendation and your input, we can help you choose the right option for your procedure.

Before & Afters

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is sedation used for in dentistry?

For most cases, sedation is used to treat dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is extremely common for patients of all ages and can keep people from getting the care they need. If you are anxious or nervous about coming to the dentist, sedation can help you feel more safe and comfortable.

Sedation also minimizes pain and discomfort during more invasive procedures, such as tooth extractions and dental implant placements. It also helps you feel more comfortable if you require multiple dental procedures and need to sit still for several hours during treatment.

Am I a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

If you are healthy, do not have a history of drug abuse, and are not taking any medications that may interfere with the sedation process, you should be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Reach out to our team to learn more about your options.

What does sedation dentistry feel like?

Each sedation option feels a little different, so it depends on the method you choose. Laughing gas will make you feel light-headed, giggly, and relaxed, but you will be fully conscious and aware of your surroundings. You will also feel less discomfort during treatment.

On the other hand, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation will usually make you feel groggy and “out of it”. You’ll probably fall asleep and forget most of your procedure. However, you will not be unconscious, and you can still be woken and respond to commands.

General anesthesia is the deepest level of sedation. You will be completely unconscious and will not feel anything or remember anything from your procedure.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Absolutely. Our team is qualified and experienced in providing all methods of sedation dentistry. While deeper methods of sedation like oral conscious sedation and IV sedation have more prolonged side effects compared to laughing gas, they are still very safe, and they have no serious risks to your health or well-being if you are a good candidate for sedation.

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