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Sleep Sedation Dentistry in McKinney Texas
If you're nervous going to the dentist because of painful past experiences, sleep sedation dentistry may be the solution for you. You are not the only patient we've had with dental fears. Dr. Ernesto Prida is very sensitive to the needs of patients with fears. He takes time to listen to your concerns which is why Dr. Prida offers three levels of sedation dentistry.
Sleep sedation dentistry requires that the patient take a prescribed medication about one hour before the scheduled visit. The patient will arrive at the dentist in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. During the procedure, patients aren't unconscious, but mentally detached from what's going on. The sedative usually lasts about six hours and the patient will need a ride to and from the dental appointment.
Other types of conscious sleep sedation dentistry includes inhalation and intravenous sedation. Inhalation sedation (otherwise known as laughing gas) is the most common sedation technique. Patients recover more quickly and may leave the dental office alone and immediately resume normal activities. Intravenous conscious sedation is also a safe sedation technique. Patients will not remember any of the procedure and will feel as though they were asleep, even though they were wide-awake throughout. Intravenous sedation requires the patient be monitored for blood pressure, breathing and heart rate. Patients may only leave the office with an escort.
If you fear dental procedures, then sedation dentistry may be the no-pain, low-anxiety dental alternative you desire. Schedule your meeting with the McKinney dentist today.
Dr Ernesto Prida
Your McKinney Dentist
Cosmetic Dentist and General Dentist located in McKinney, TX
Dr. Prida's passion is to not only provide patients with excellent dental services, but also crafting an aesthetically beautiful smile for each person. Since he graduated from dental school, Dr. Prida began to advance his knowledge in cosmetic dental treatments continued education in dentistry. As a general dentist Dr. Prida performs regular teeth cleanings and diagnoses problems that patients have with pain and oral health.