What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Oftentimes, patients are hesitant to schedule a dental appointment due to anxiety about pain levels or the procedure itself. Fortunately, Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra are able to quell these fears through the means of oral sedation dentistry. We utilize a variety of oral medications in order to keep patients calm and comfortable throughout their scheduled procedure. This is a viable option for anyone in need of sedation but hoping to avoid needles or gas. Contact our office in Dallas, TX today to learn more about this treatment before scheduling your appointment with Dr. Kenneth Hamlett or Dr. Salvator La Mastra.
"Dr. La Mastra is super cool and amazing, especially for someone who has dental phobia like me. I've been with him for years and followed him to his new place recently. He did my implant and crown which was a great experience. Dr. La Mastra is caring and I feel relaxed when he enters the room. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. His assistant Cindy is fun and conversational, my hygienist Cindy (same name) makes teeth cleaning comfortable and informative when it comes to oral care and Parker at the front desk makes you feel like family. Always a good experience!"- K.M. / Google / Aug 04, 2021
"I came to Texas 11 years ago and have been using Dr. Hamlett ever since. He has done extensive work in my mouth including restoration after having implant. I am not an easy patient to work on since I have a fear of dentist. Dr. Hamlett and his staff have always taken this into account and handled me with extra care and compassion. I will always remember Dr. Hamlett and his team fondly.Hugs,Teresa Taylor"- T.T. / Yelp / Jun 15, 2021
"Dr. Hamlett has been my dentist for many years, and has done various procedures for my dental health. He has always done an excellent, professional job. He is kind, and terrific at making each treatment as comfortable and pleasant as possible. It is important to me that I trust him.I highly recommend him!"- D.H. / Google / Jun 06, 2021
"I have been going to Dr. Hamlett for many years. He is professional, kind, and knows what he is doing! He has performed a number of services for me, and has always done an incredible job. I am always a little anxious getting dental work, but he makes it so much easier and much more pleasant. I trust him, and that is important to me! "- D. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2021
"Thoughtful and Skilled. Great work with my crown and fillings."- C.K. / Facebook / May 27, 2021
How is Oral Sedation Dentistry Performed?
For oral sedation, Dr. Hamlett or Dr. La Mastra will prescribe a sedative in pill form that you will take prior to your appointment. An oral sedative has light-to-moderate effects and will usually leave you feeling very relaxed but still able to respond to our doctors and team during your procedure. The effects usually linger for a while after your treatment so you will need to arrange a ride home. You should feel completely normal by the next morning and return to your regular activities.
A painless, Comfortable Dental Experience
Oral sedation dentistry is an effective way to keep your mouth numb and your mind at ease during your dental procedure at our facility in Dallas, TX. If you'd like to avoid needles or gas during your treatment, oral sedation could be beneficial for you. Contact Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra today to inquire about this service. Our staff is always available to listen to your questions and concerns.