Sedation dentistry has emerged as a pivotal approach to managing dental anxiety and ensuring patient comfort during various dental procedures. At Twin Creeks Dentistry, Dr. Sangita Chandran offers sedation options tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry utilizes medication to help patients relax during dental treatments. It is ideal for patients who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist or who have to undergo extensive procedures. Our dentist and team prioritize patient safety and comfort, making sedation dentistry a cornerstone of their practice.

Types of Sedation Used in Dentistry:

  • Inhaled Minimal Sedation: Patients breathe nitrous oxide — commonly known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen through a mask. This sedation is mild and wears off quickly.
  • Oral Sedation: Depending on the dose given, oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate. Patients take a pill about an hour before the procedure to help them relax.
  • IV Moderate Sedation: This type of sedation is delivered through a vein, allowing us to adjust the level of sedation rapidly.
  • Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia: Patients are either on the edge of consciousness or completely unconscious during the procedure.

At our office, we offer nitrous oxide.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry


  • Anxiety Management: Sedation techniques greatly reduce dental anxiety, allowing patients to undergo necessary procedures comfortably.
  • Comfort for Longer Procedures: Sedation is particularly beneficial during extensive procedures that might require long sitting periods.
  • Improved Cooperation: Children and individuals with special needs may benefit from sedation, as it helps them remain calm and cooperative during treatment.

For more information about sedation dentistry in Allen, Texas, or to schedule an appointment, please call 469-701-3437. We are committed to making your dental visit as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.

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