Dental Anxiety Specialist

Sarmiento Microendodontics

Endodontist located in Cypress, TX

If you experience dental anxiety or feel fearful and anxious during dental appointments, Sarmiento Microendodontics in Cypress, Texas, serving Northwest Houston, offers a simple solution. Endodontics specialist Bernardo Sarmiento Jr., DDS, MSD, provides sedation dentistry to help you relax and enjoy your appointment without any pain. Call the Sarmiento Microendodontics office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Dental Anxiety Q & A

What is dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a feeling of fear or anxiousness during dental appointments. The condition is more common than you may think, which is why Dr. Sarmiento offers numerous types of sedation dentistry to help you relax.

You can benefit from sedation if you experience:

  • Fear of dental visits
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Aversion to dental noises, smells, and tastes 
  • Fear of needles
  • Problems getting numb
  • A sensitive gag reflex

Children and patients with special needs may have an easier time sitting still for dental appointments while under sedation.

Do I have dental anxiety?

Dr. Sarmiento discusses your previous dental visits to determine if you have dental anxiety. You may have this common condition if you experience the following:

  • Fear at the dental office
  • Hyperventilation
  • Anxiousness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Jaw clenching
  • Increased sweating
  • Skipping dental appointments

Visits with Sarmiento Microendodontics are a pain-free experience. Sedation dentistry helps you feel more relaxed so you can enjoy each appointment.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Some of the many benefits associated with sedation dentistry at Sarmiento Microendodontics include relaxation, no pain, and no gagging, as well as better management of complex dental procedures and quicker dental services.

Sarmiento Microendodontics uses the latest advances in dental technology and procedures to ensure you receive quality care in a relaxing environment. 

What are the different types of sedation dentistry?

The many types of sedation dentistry available at Sarmiento Microendodontics include: 

Oral sedation

Oral sedation is a small pill you take prior to dental treatment. It works well for mild dental anxiety and is FDA-approved with a long history of safety and effectiveness. After taking oral sedation, you stay awake during dental procedures and respond to your provider but remain in a relaxed, comfortable state of mind.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, reduces dental anxiety. You simply breathe odorless, colorless gas mixed with oxygen through a mask. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after your procedure.

Which type of sedation dentistry is right for me?

Dr. Sarmiento lets you know which type of sedation dentistry is best after reviewing your oral health history, medical history, symptoms, and preferences. To determine which dental procedure you may need, he examines your teeth and gums and evaluates the results of your dental X-rays.

Dr. Sarmiento personalizes each dental treatment and sedation dentistry regimen to match your unique dental anxiety needs. He ensures you’re comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free during each appointment.

To learn more about oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and other dental anxiety solutions available at Sarmiento Microendodontics, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.