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Houston, TX

Expert Sedation Dentistry Services at Smile of Memorial

You shouldn’t dread going to the dentist. If you or a loved one suffers from dental phobia or anxiety about dental treatments, we can help. Dr. Viet “Vince” Tran and his dental team strive for and succeed at delivering completely painless anesthesia and a comfortable dental experience.

Many of our patients often say they didn’t feel anything at all! We proudly serve and provide dental care to the communities of Houston, Energy Corridor, Sugar Land, Pasadena, and the surrounding areas of Texas.

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Some people break into a cold sweat at the thought of having dental treatment. At Smiles of Memorial, we offer oral conscious sedation that helps you relax.

We provide a pill 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 dental 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 single visit.


Breathe in – breathe out, repeat – relax! Laughing gas, the more commonly known name for nitrous oxide sedation, makes treatment more comfortable. 

Inhaled via a nose mask, nitrous oxide medication induces mild relaxation and enables painless local anesthetic administration. You no longer need to fear of pain during dental treatment procedure.

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OraVerse Treatment in Houston TX


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 “fat lips”! 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 gets your mouth feeling back to normal in no time.


Q: I have extreme dental anxiety. Can sedation dentistry help me feel more comfortable?

A: Absolutely! By opting for dental sedation, patients who struggle with anxiety, dental phobia or fear of pain can take a brave step towards better oral health. Your sedation dentist can use various forms of sedation like oral or intravenous sedation to help you feel relaxed during dental procedures, making you much more comfortable.

Q: Will I be completely unconscious during sedation?

A: It depends on the type of sedation used. With oral sedation or Inhalation sedation, you will be conscious but deeply relaxed. IV sedation can range from a state of deep relaxation to a sleep-like state, where you may have limited memory of the procedure. Your dentist will discuss the comfort level of sedation appropriate for your specific case.

Q: Is sedation dentistry safe?

A: Yes, dental sedation methods are considered safe when administered by a trained and experienced dental professional. Your dentist will carefully review your medical history and assess your suitability for sedation. Additionally, we will closely monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety and well-being.

Q: How long does the effect of sedation last?

A: The duration of the sedation effect can vary depending on the type of sedation used and your response. Oral sedation may last several hours, while the lasting effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the procedure. IV sedation can leave you feeling sleepy for a few hours, and it is important to have a responsible adult accompany you home after the appointment.

Q: Can I drive myself home after undergoing sedation?

A: No, it is not safe to drive yourself home after undergoing a sedation procedure. The minor side effects of sedation can impair your coordination, judgment, and reaction times. It is essential to arrange for someone to accompany you to the appointment and drive you back home after the procedure.

Q: Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?

A: In some cases, dental insurance may cover the cost if it is deemed medically necessary or part of a larger dental procedure. However, coverage can vary depending on your insurance plan. It is advisable to contact your insurance provider to understand the specific coverage details.


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