I've been a patient of Dr. Gotun's since 2005, and he is the most professional, most personable and caring dentist I've ever had. He is up to date on all the most recent dental tech, and even likes to take photos of your teeth to show your progress over the years. He even won an award that's like the dental equivalent of an Academy Award or the Nobel Prize, and he deserves it! His attitude has always been "There is no reason for you to feel any pain. If you even begin to feel something uncomfortable, let me know." ...view more
Dental Sedation Options
We are happy to offer the following methods for sedation dentistry services from our Austin dental office:
Nitrous Oxide - Otherwise known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is one method of relaxing patients during dental treatments. Administered through a breathing apparatus placed on the nose, nitrous oxide takes effect quickly and makes you feel warmth, euphoria, and a sense of well-being. While we use laughing gas on occasion, it isn’t recommended for patients with respiratory issues.
Oral Conscious Sedation - Combined with a local anesthetic, oral conscious sedation makes for a pain-free dental experience and is our preferred method of relaxing fearful patients. Dr. Gotun, cosmetic dentist in Austin, will carefully choose an appropriate and safe sedative medication for you based on your medical history, weight, anxiety issues, and length of treatment. You will take the medication in pill form prior to the procedure. Once you drift into a deeply relaxed state, we will administer a local anesthetic to the treatment area and begin your procedure. While you’ll be in a dream-like state and remember little or nothing when your treatment is finished, you will still be conscious and able to respond to our questions. A professional staff member who has undergone extensive training in administering sedation will monitor your pulse, breathing and other vital signs throughout the treatment to ensure your safety.
Sedation for Dental Anxiety in Austin, TX
For safe dental sedation in Austin, you can’t beat the highly trained and experienced team at Austin Smile Creations. If dental visits have given you anxiety in the past, you’ll immediately feel the difference when you schedule your appointment with Dr. Tor Gotun. A compassionate dentist with more than three decades of experience, Dr. Gotun will treat you with gentle care during your evaluation and discuss your options for a relaxing, pain-free treatment process.