Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment
You shouldn't dread going to the dentist. If you or a loved one suffers from dental anxiety, we can help.
Dr. Dernick strives for and succeeds at delivering painless anesthesia, but some people still break into a
cold sweat at the thought of a needle.
Therefore, at Smiles of Memorial, we offer oral sedation that helps you relax. We provide a pill to you to
be taken one hour before your visit. Soon, you reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to
questions but mostly sleep through your entire visit. This is ideal for people suffering from dental anxiety
or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Breathe in—breathe out, repeat—relax! Laughing gas, the more commonly known name for nitrous oxide sedation,
makes treatment more comfortable. Inhaled through an over-the-nose mask, nitrous oxide medication induces a
state of relaxation, which allows local anesthetic to be administered without pain. Now you don't have to
fear the needle!
No More "Fat Lips" or Numbness After Treatment!
Have you ever experienced that "fat-lip" feeling that comes from having your mouth numbed before treatment?
The sensation can last for hours, making it hard to eat or even talk. Well, we say, NO MORE to
Instead, we offer our patients OraVerse™. After your treatment is complete, we can use OraVerse to reverse
the effects of the anesthetic. It reduces the amount of time you're numb in half and then your mouth feels
back to normal.
Call our office at (281) 493-0061 to determine how sedation dentistry and other options can make your dental visit comfortable and relaxed.