Sedation Dentistry

Proudly Serving Austin, Round Rock and other nearby areas in Texas

Are you afraid of the dentist? Don't be embarrassed. Many people in the Austin area suffer from dental phobia, causing them to avoid the dentist at nearly all costs. However, avoiding the dentist does you a great disservice: It prevents you from getting the general dentistry services required for a clean and healthy mouth, and it prevents you from getting cosmetic dentistry services that can perfect every aspect of your smile.

If you are afraid of the dentist, Dr. John Schmid has the ideal solution. With safe and effective oral sedation, our Austin cosmetic dentist can help you become completely relaxed before your appointment, enabling you to get the general dentistry services you need and the cosmetic dentistry services you deserve.

Why Consider Sedation?

Sedation dentistry is an effective way for many people who suffer from dental phobia to receive comprehensive dental services. If you experienced trauma at the hands of a dentist in the past, or if for any reason you feel mild to moderate anxiety during dental appointments, then sedation dentistry may be the right way to alleviate your anxiety.

The sedation we use is safe and gentle, but entirely effective. If you feel you could benefit from sedation dentistry, Dr. Schmid will be happy to discuss all of your options.

Conscious Oral Sedation

At Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer conscious oral sedation. This type of sedation is administered in pill form and taken about an hour prior to your appointment. By the time you are ready for your treatment you will feel comfortable and relaxed, better enabling Dr. Schmid to perform whatever services you require.

The sedation we offer allows you to remain conscious during your dental treatment, but many patients have no memory of their procedure. You will still need to arrange for a ride to and from our office however, as some of the sedative effects can last for several hours.

Keeping you conscious during your procedure serves a multitude of purposes such as:

  • You are able to respond to directives given by Dr. Schmid
  • You will not require an anesthesiologist to monitor your vitals
  • You will not face the same risks and complications that can accompany intravenous sedation

We have found oral conscious sedation to be beneficial for many of our patients who would otherwise experience fear and anxiety. Oral sedation is a safe, simple way for you to relax and forget your dentist-related worries.

If you live in or around Austin or Round Rock, Texas and want to learn more about sedation dentistry, please contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Schmid today.