Sedation Dentistry – Harker Heights, TX

Feel Relaxed When It’s Time for a Dental Checkup

Dental anxiety is one of the most commonly cited reasons patients avoid the dentist. We work hard to ensure every patient is comfortable from the moment they arrive. Whether an individual has difficulty getting numb, is anxious about treatment, or has cognitive or physical impairments, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation dentistry in our Harker Heights, TX dental office. Discuss your dental sedation options as part of your next appointment or contact our team to find out more.


Why Choose Market Heights Family Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Fast-Acting Nitrous Oxide Available
  • Address Moderate Anxiety with Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Friendly Care in a Calming Dental Office Environment


Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Woman receiving nitrous oxide dental sedation

Nitrous oxide is one of the longest-used sedative methods available and is commonly referred to as laughing gas because of the euphoric state patients experience under its influence. Because the effects are fast-acting and wear off quickly, patients who choose nitrous oxide sedation do not need to worry about having a friend or family member drive them to or from our dental office. Most patients can resume all daily activities within a half-hour, including driving.

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Dental patient taking oral conscious dental sedation pill

The effects of oral conscious sedation begin before patients ever arrive at our dental office and may last for 12 or more hours. For this reason, patients will need to have a trusted friend or family member drive them to and from our dental office. We recommend oral conscious sedation for:

  • Moderate to severe dental anxiety
  • Those requiring numerous procedures in one visit
  • Invasive procedures that may be uncomfortable
  • Patients with physical or cognitive impairments