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Dread the Dentist? Imagine Being Able to Sit Calmly in a Dental Chair with NO Anxiety. Read more about our sedation options!

Sound Impossible? Sedation Dentistry options help hundreds of our patients experience the dentist with a peaceful calm instead of anxious fear.

Dental anxiety and fear are powerful emotions that can keep people from going to the dentist for years. Sadly, teeth don’t handle neglect well. Over time, dental problems get more complicated and more costly. With modern sedation options for dental phobia, you can care for your teeth without experiencing paralyzing fear. Care today means more savings and more smiles tomorrow!

We offer different levels of sedation to meet every need. Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is typically used by those who want to take the edge off during their visit. Oral Conscious Sedation at Mild and Moderate Levels are almost always used for our morning surgical or extensive restorative appointments. IV Sedation is reserved for patients who need mild or moderate level of sedation and require an additional level of pharmacological control. Regardless of the method of administration, you will relax during dental treatment in a way you never thought possible!

Laughing Gas: Ok, so you may not actually laugh, but you'll definitely feel relaxed

Sedation by laughing gas (nitrous oxide in professional terms) makes people feel good—unrealistically good actually. You may be in the dental chair, but it’s feeling as cheerful as a pool chair.

Laughing gas doesn’t necessarily make people laugh, but it got its name because of the pleasant, happy feeling it gives people. It’s an odorless gas that is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a nose mask during dental work.

Besides the cheerful feeling and minimal sedation that it creates, patients and dentists alike appreciate that its sedative effects don’t last beyond the dental treatment time. No sitting around in a recovery room waiting to wake up. It isn’t deep sedation, which means that a patient having laughing gas is still completely awake and aware, but feeling relaxed.

Oral Conscious Sedation Option: When you don't want to remember being in the dental chair

If your anxiety makes it a struggle to walk from the reception area to the dental chair, oral conscious sedation will definitely help. It creates a much deeper sense of relaxation. So much relaxation that our patients with oral sedation often actually doze off during treatment. When you’re afraid of the dentist, we know that it doesn’t seem possible that you could feel that relaxed. Our fearful patients who try oral conscious sedation say that they never would have believed it until they felt it for themselves.

Oral conscious sedation is as simple as taking a pill when you arrive for your appointment. There are several medications that can be used and which one is chosen depends on your medical history and sedation preferences. Because oral conscious sedation is a deeper sedation than nitrous, its effects also last longer requiring extra recovery time after your appointment. Our patients typically rest in the recovery room until the medication wears off. Then they go home, eat something and take a nap that afternoon. The biggest benefit to people who are terrified of the dentist is that they remember very little of their dental treatment. We realize that for some people, not remembering can also seem uncomfortably vulnerable, which is why we recommend that a friend or family member driving you home from your sedation appointment stay with you for the rest of the day.

IV Sedation Option: When you don't want to be aware of anything

This Sedation Dentistry option is a method by which mild, moderate or deep levels of sedation can be achieved. Although it is not technically putting people to sleep, IV Sedation is a great balance because, for the patient, it feels like being asleep; however, it is safer and more predictable than general anesthesia is in an outpatient office setting. With IV Sedation, you don’t need to worry about being aware of the dentist working or of feeling stress or anxiety.

Like Oral Conscious Sedation, IV Sedation requires extra recovery time after your appointment. Our patients typically rest in the recovery room until the medication wears off and then go home to eat something, take a nap, and wake up feeling refreshed and happy like they never saw the dentist at all.

Need dental work, but can't move forward because of dental phobia?

Thinking sedation dentistry is for you? Coming to the dentist when you’re scared, even if it’s just for a consultation, can be very intimidating. That’s why we make sure our consultations have a relaxed atmosphere where you can meet us in a no pressure, no treatment environment.

Just Getting to One Dentist is Bad Enough!

What’s inconvenient for average patients can be torture for anxious patients. Running to multiple doctors in order to fix your teeth can be an overwhelming obstacle if you’re already anxious. Too many unknowns, too many visits… Fortunately, here at Alamo Dental Health we offer multiple areas of dental expertise under one single roof to help you minimize your stress!

Why Do I Care about Sedation Options?

My passion for sedation dentistry began with my parents. Growing up overseas, they lived most of their lives without good dental care. For as long as I remember, my mom has dreaded going to the dentist. She shares the anxiety of so many other patients who have experienced traumatic dental visits at some point in their life. However, with the help of sedation, patients like my mom with dental fear, uneasiness, anxiety, and dental phobia can experience life-changing dental treatment feeling relaxed, calm and comfortable! I invite you to experience dentistry in a whole new way! You’ll never go back, I promise!

Does the idea of a Consultation Stress You Out? Here’s what to expect:

  • Coffee or Tea? Meet Dr. Bec and our fun team over coffee first.
  • New Smile Preview: Imagine being able to see your FUTURE healthy smile BEFORE treatment! With our Digital Smile Preview technology, now you can. This technology allows us to take a picture of you today and show you how you could look tomorrow.
  • No Surprises! Coming to the dentist is enough stress. We guarantee no pressure and no extra stress. No surprise fees & no surprise treatments at your consultation.
  • Let’s Chat! You’ll have time to discuss your concerns, dental history and sedation dentistry options.
  • Easy & Efficient Exam: Dr. Bec’s experience and training help him help you with as little fuss as possible.
  • Extra-Fast Digital X-Rays: Our hand-held, low exposure x-ray technology allows us to take x-rays as quickly as possible with minimal x-ray exposure. It’s a win-win!
  • Tour Our Office: Research shows that people experience lower anxiety when they feel in control of their environments. To help you feel more comfortable, we make sure you are familiar with our office and our friendly team.
  • Sedation Dentistry Options: The unique part of our sedation consultations is that you have the chance to choose. You tell us what is important to you and we’ll help you find the option that best fits your needs.

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Our Happy Clients

Awesome Friendly Staff

Awesome friendly staff. Everything was explained step by step. Katie and Alex made me feel comfortable they made sure all my questions were answered. Dr Bec, the best dentist I have ever had. I will highly recommend this awesome place to friends and family.

Amalia R.

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2019-03-19T19:21:53-05:00

Amalia R.

Awesome friendly staff. Everything was explained step by step. Katie and Alex made me feel comfortable they made sure all my questions were answered. Dr Bec, the best dentist I have ever had. I will highly recommend this awesome place to friends and family.

Friendly and Courteous Service

Dr Bec and his staff are Awesome. Dr. Bec's patience and understanding help the patient relax prior to to procedure. Friendly and courteous service always.

Irma Y.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:24:25-05:00

Irma Y.

Dr Bec and his staff are Awesome. Dr. Bec's patience and understanding help the patient relax prior to to procedure. Friendly and courteous service always.

They Truly Care

Dr Bec truly cares about his patients. I am treated like family, which is something you do not experience much anymore. I would never consider going anywhere else.

Steve A.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:15:23-05:00

Steve A.

Dr Bec truly cares about his patients. I am treated like family, which is something you do not experience much anymore. I would never consider going anywhere else.

Great Staff

Great staff, and the dentist was nice and thorough. They also have modern equipment and technique. Great experience for my first visit.

Michael P.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:23:39-05:00

Michael P.

Great staff, and the dentist was nice and thorough. They also have modern equipment and technique. Great experience for my first visit.

Straightforward and Knowledgable

Dr. Bec was very friendly and answered all my questions in a straightforward manner, so it was one of the few times I didn't feel awkward about asking about my dental concerns. The staff was very friendly also.
I would highly recommend giving this place a try if you are on the hunt (like I was) for a new dentist.

Janessa Z.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:26:12-05:00

Janessa Z.

Dr. Bec was very friendly and answered all my questions in a straightforward manner, so it was one of the few times I didn't feel awkward about asking about my dental concerns. The staff was very friendly also. I would highly recommend giving this place a try if you are on the hunt (like I was) for a new dentist.

Extremely Professional

Had both upper and lower all-on-4 fixtures done. Dr. Bec and his staff are extremely professional and friendly. Best dental experience I've ever had and worth every penny.

Allen

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:19:28-05:00

Allen

Had both upper and lower all-on-4 fixtures done. Dr. Bec and his staff are extremely professional and friendly. Best dental experience I've ever had and worth every penny.

Knowledgeable and Nice People

I'd like to recommend Dr. John Bec and his entire staff for one of the best patient experiences that I've ever had. I was in for an emergency with an acute pain on my teeth and they treated me immediately. I was also impressed with the systematization of their processes, which I'm sure, contributed to the excellent service. 2 thumbs up for these knowledgeable and nice people!

Maria B.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-02-06T21:53:59-06:00

Maria B.

I'd like to recommend Dr. John Bec and his entire staff for one of the best patient experiences that I've ever had. I was in for an emergency with an acute pain on my teeth and they treated me immediately. I was also impressed with the systematization of their processes, which I'm sure, contributed to the excellent service. 2 thumbs up for these knowledgeable and nice people!

Enjoyable Experience

My first time to have dental work done outside of a traditional cleaning. Dr. Beck's professionalism and expertise made it a very enjoyable experience. His front desk staff is always welcoming to each patient. I highly recommend for all dental necessities.

Dr. B Pounds

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:25:28-05:00

Dr. B Pounds

My first time to have dental work done outside of a traditional cleaning. Dr. Beck's professionalism and expertise made it a very enjoyable experience. His front desk staff is always welcoming to each patient. I highly recommend for all dental necessities.

Staff is Awesome

Staff is awesome! Dr. Bec is a NERD!! In a good way of course, as you would want all your doctors to be. Everyone who works here is so friendly and are very patient in answering my 1000 questions. I'm looking forward to seeing my new and improved smile at the end of my treatment :)

Jazz C.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:28:22-05:00

Jazz C.

Staff is awesome! Dr. Bec is a NERD!! In a good way of course, as you would want all your doctors to be. Everyone who works here is so friendly and are very patient in answering my 1000 questions. I'm looking forward to seeing my new and improved smile at the end of my treatment :)

High Level of Care

I came to Alamo Dental Health because of Groupon but will be making them "my dentist" because of the level of care. The doctor and staff were thorough and professional; I felt they cared for me as a person and a patient. After dentist hopping for the last two years I am glad to have found Alamo Dental Health. I highly recommend them!

Missy H.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:23:06-05:00

Missy H.

I came to Alamo Dental Health because of Groupon but will be making them "my dentist" because of the level of care. The doctor and staff were thorough and professional; I felt they cared for me as a person and a patient. After dentist hopping for the last two years I am glad to have found Alamo Dental Health. I highly recommend them!
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