Sedation Dentist in Austin, TX
If you have any fear/anxiety, gag reflex or any other issue that makes you apprehensive about visiting the dentist you don’t have to worry any longer. Dr. Goehring is a Sedation Dentist in Austin, TX. Mainly focusing on the following sedation types: IV sedation, Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide. He is credentialed and licensed to perform IV sedation and updates his Advanced Cardiac life support and Pediatric Advanced life support annually to ensure the safest environment possible for you. Dr. Goehring has been providing dental sedation for close to 20 years and does over 350 sedations annually. One of these sedation options will fit your needs very predictably and we will ensure to tailor the technique to you in order to achieve the best possible results and comfort.
The following types of sedation are used in dentistry:
- Nitrous Oxide — known as “laughing gas” –Nitrous is combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose and helps you relax. . This is the only form of sedation where you may be able to drive yourself home after the procedure because it wears off quickly.
- Oral sedation For minimal sedation, you can take a pill. Typically, a medication called Halcion (triazolam) is used and it’s usually taken an hour before the procedure. You will be awake but drowsy. This type of anesthesia is what is most commonly associated with sedation dentistry.
- IV moderate sedation You receive the sedative drug through a vein, so it goes to work more quickly. This method allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation and is completely reversible.
- Deep sedation with an Anesthesiologist Deep Anesthesia is administered by an Anesthesiologist that comes to our office and is onsite administering and monitoring sedaiton levels. Medications are administered via I.V.
Regardless of which type of sedation that you choose you will typically also need local anesthetic in the area that Dr. Goehring is caring for.