Dental Anxiety Houston, TX

The prospect of visiting the dentist can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for many patients. Dental anxiety can be a debilitating factor for patients who require the care of an experienced dentist. Houston dentist Dr. Eddie Pruitt and our entire dental care team are understanding and compassionate towards patients suffering from dental anxiety. We provide a welcoming and encouraging a non-judgmental environment so that patients may feel relaxed and confident in their dental care. Dr. Pruitt has over 35 years of dental experience and has dedicated his career to advancing his knowledge and skill through continuing education.

Dr. Pruitt practices patient-focused, conservative dentistry to restore the health and aesthetics to our patient’s smiles. With thorough patient education and sedation dentistry options, Dr. Pruitt helps patients overcome their dental anxiety so they may receive the dental care they need or desire and enjoy the benefits of good oral health.

The Importance of Preventative Dental Care

Fear of the dentist often creates a frustrating cycle. A patient with dental anxiety does not visit the dentist for preventative care, resulting in the development of dental concerns, which can then escalate, requiring complex and lengthy restorative procedures. Preventive dental check ups at least twice a year are imperative for maintaining a healthy smile. Patients who visit the dentist every 6 months are less likely to develop tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss, helping them avoid complex dental procedures.

Visiting the dentist for bi-annual dental checkups allows for early diagnosis of any developing oral health concerns. Dental check ups at our Houston, TX dentist office include a bite analysis, oral cancer screening, periodontal screening and tooth cavity screening. The goal is to prevent further damage and deterioration of the teeth and gums. When caught early, many oral health concerns can be treated with the most conservative treatment option, saving patients money, stress and time spent in the dentist’s chair.

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Sedation Dentistry Houston, TX

Sedation dentistry offers patients with severe dental anxiety the opportunity to feel completely relaxed during their procedure. Dr. Pruitt is a certified IV sedation dentist with over 35 years of experience administering sedation options. Sedation dentistry helps patients calm their fears while they are able to remain awake and cooperative during their treatment. Dr. Pruitt will be able to complete multiple procedures during one sitting if necessary.

Dr. Pruitt offers three options for sedation:

The type of sedation used will take into consideration a patient’s medical history and the dental procedures that are to be completed. If patients choose to use sedation dentistry treatment will be discussed prior to use. Patient safety is our top priority. All sedation dentistry will be carefully monitored by a highly trained professional for both comfort and safety. Patients will frequently be required to have a ride to and from their dental appointment as sedation may take several hours to wear off.

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Conscious Sedation
  • IV Sedation

Areas We Serve

Dr. Pruitt offers sedation dentistry for patients experiencing dental anxiety so that they may receive the dental care they require in order to maintain the health and function of their natural smile. Dr. Pruitt and our dental care team welcome new and returning patients to our Houston dentist office. A highly skilled and trained dentist, Dr. Pruitt practices dentistry with compassion and warmth while providing natural, aesthetic and high-quality results. To schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact our Houston dentist office at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a consultation online.