Sedation Dentistry

Most individuals are too afraid of going to dental appointments. Sometimes people may feel a tense feeling during a teeth cleaning where they would rather have a toothache rather than visiting their dentist.  We make sure that you have a comfortable dental visit with our innovative sleep dentistry procedures.

What Is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry, or “sedation” dentistry occurs when medication is used to help patients relax during their examination. This is a common practice used for wisdom tooth extraction or root canal procedures.

Types of Sedation

There are different types of sleep dentistry methods used so that you can relax and leave with a visually beautiful smile! These include:

  • Minimal Sedation

    • patient is awake and body is relaxed
    • nitrous oxide is administered (“laughing gas”)
    • inhaled through a gas mask
  • Oral Moderate Sedation

    • patient may not recall parts of the procedure
    • pill is administered by mouth an hour before procedure
    • drowsy, but still awake
  • IV Moderate Sedation

    • patient may not recall the entire procedure
    • administered through the vein
  • Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia

    • patient will be completely unconscious
    • typically administered with gas


There are many benefits associated with receiving sleep dentistry for individuals who have:

  • A low tolerance for pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Bad gag reflexes
  • A need for lengthy dental work

Are You in Need of Sleep Dentistry in Austin?

If you are looking for sleep dentistry in Austin, we are your lead dental experts! Glauser Family Dentistry provides you with the best care, so you can feel relaxed during your next appointment with us. You will experience comfort and leave with a beautiful smile as a result!

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