Sedation Dentistry

If fear or anxiety has been keeping you from seeing a dentist regularly, then we may have the solution for you. With sedation dentistry, you’ll be able to relax comfortably while Dr. Willison and her team of highly trained staff complete the dental care you need.

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IV Sedation

For treatment that can be completed in the comfort of our office, we offer IV sedation with a certified anesthesiologist. In this instance, a mild sedative is delivered intravenously. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping, but you’ll actually be in a state of what is called twilight consciousness. Dr. Willison can talk to you – ask you to open your mouth wider or turn your head left or right. However, you may not be able to recall any part of your procedure once the sedative wears off.

In-Hospital General Sedation

  • For patients with special needs – people who are physically or intellectually disabled, behaviorally disordered or medically compromised – Dr. Willison is on the medical staff at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. At this location, she can safely complete necessary dental treatment under general anesthesia with an anesthesiologist in the operating room.

  • People with special needs tend to experience substantially higher levels of oral disease including: gum disease, cavities, bad bite problems, accelerated tooth wear, tooth erosion, and damaging oral habits. They often have extra barriers to accessing proper dental care. Home care is often difficult as well, so these problems become even larger issues over time.

To learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you or a loved one receive necessary dental care, call the Dallas, TX, office of Dr. Anna Willison