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Discover Relaxation and Comfort with Dental Sedation

from Perry Dental

Having anxiety or fear about going to the dentist or getting certain dental work done is a common experience for countless patients. For many, there’s a need to avoid any pain that may be associated with treatment or certain procedures. For others, anxiety can stem from other situations like past experiences.

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At Perry Dental, our goal is to make each patient feel comfortable, relaxed, and welcome so that they feel confident and excited about getting the oral care they need. Dr. Christopher Perry offers dental sedation options in San Antonio – a safe and effective way to help you relax during your dental procedures, ensuring a stress-free experience that promotes your overall oral health.

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What is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation involves the use of medication to help our patients feel at ease and relaxed during treatments, whether its a routine cleaning or dental extractions. There’s various levels of sedation and sedation methods, and the use of each will be dependent on the patients’ unique situation and preferences. Our experienced team will carefully assess your medical history and tailor the sedation approach to suit your unique needs.

Your Sedation Options at Perry Dental

Perry Dental offers two primary types of dental sedation for your comfort. Our team will talk to you to understand your unique needs to help you determine which is best.

Oral Conscious Sedation

This involves taking a prescribed medication in pill form typically 30-60 minutes before your appointment. It induces a relaxed state while keeping you conscious and able to respond to verbal cues.



IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation is administered through a vein, allowing for precise control over the sedative’s effects. It can range from light to moderate sedation, and many patients report feeling as if they’re in a very restful state and or in and out of a calming sleep. You may also not have much memory of the procedure afterwards, which can be great for those who experience anxiety.

Benefits of Dental Sedation

Embracing dental sedation can transform your dental experience in several ways:


Anxiety Reduction

Dental sedation can alleviate anxiety and fear, allowing you to undergo necessary treatments with a clear and calm state of mind.


Pain Management

Sedation helps manage discomfort, making procedures more tolerable and much less painful, or eliminate discomfort entirely.


Time Efficiency

Since you’re relaxed, our dental professionals can work more efficiently, often completing multiple procedures in a single visit.


Enhanced Cooperation

Sedation can be especially helpful for patients with special needs or those who struggle to sit still for extended periods.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is especially beneficial for those who experience dental anxiety, have a low pain threshold, or require lengthy procedures. You should consider sedation options if your situation is any of the following:


Individuals with dental anxiety or fear


Those undergoing complex or multiple procedures


Patients with sensitive gag reflexes


Individuals with limited pain tolerance


Patients with special needs or those who find it difficult to sit still during operations

Safety of Dental Sedation

Dental sedation is considered safe when administered by experienced practitioners in a controlled environment. Your safety is our top priority and our dental sedation methods are safe and backed by the American Dental Association. Our dental professionals are highly trained to administer sedation and closely monitor you throughout the procedure. We will review your medical history, current medications, and any potential allergies to ensure your safety.

At Perry Dental, we believe that everyone deserves a comfortable dental experience without barriers to care. With dental sedation, we aim to provide you with the care you need while ensuring your peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more about how dental sedation can transform your dental visits into stress-free and positive experiences.