Sedation Dentistry in McKinney, TX

More often than not, a visit to the dentist for dental treatments can cause extreme anxiety for many people. Although our professional team always uses gentle care with all our patients, some people will still feel very nervous when having dental work done. At Red Oak Family Dentistry, we are equipped with sedation options to help ease your worries and make you feel relaxed in our care. Contact our office to learn more about sedation dentistry today!
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Relaxing Dental Care with Sedation Dentistry

For those who feel anxious about getting into the dental chair, we offer nitrous oxide to help you relax. The use of nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, can be helpful to relieve anxiety in adults and specifically children and teenagers who may be fearful. Nitrous oxide is a method of inhaling a safe, invisible gas that will help the patient relax during the dental treatment so that they are not anxious.

Our Commitment to You

Red Oak Family Dentistry is committed to the health and safety of all our patients and, therefore, we carefully screen all patients prior to recommending sedation dentistry. Before moving forward with sedation dentistry, it is very important to review each person’s health history. We will discuss any and all underlying medical issues, medications and supplements that are being taken and we will ask about lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol. After examining all the medical facts and if it is determined that you are a good candidate for sedation, we will then help you to prepare for your dental sedation visit.

If you have a dental phobia or severe anxiety about dental care, sedation dentistry may be right for you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs


Is sedation dentistry safe?

When performed by our highly trained team of dental professionals, sedation dentistry is extremely safe. We understand that many patients feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist and have several questions regarding sedation dentistry. We will provide you with a step-by-step explanation of your treatment and ensure you feel comfortable from start to finish.

What kind of sedation options are offered?

At Red Oak Family Dentistry, we offer a mild form of sedation dentistry called nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a sweet smelling gas that is administered through a small mask throughout the duration of your treatment.

Will nitrous oxide put me to sleep?

With nitrous oxide, you’ll be in a deep state of relaxation but still fully conscious. Oftentimes, patients report feeling a bit giddy during treatment—hence why nitrous is commonly referred to as “laughing gas”.

Does my insurance cover sedation dentistry?

Unfortunately, there is no definite answer for this as each patient’s insurance coverage is different. For specific questions regarding your insurance coverage, please speak with a member of our friendly team. If you’re uninsured, we also offer our in-house Red Oak Premiere Dental Plan, which saves patients between 30% and 50% on dental treatments.

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