Dental Sedation and Anxiety-Free Dentistry in McKinney, TX

At Starlite Dental, we understand that going to the dentist can be an anxious or stressful experience for some. Our vision of creating an anxiety-free experience for our patients is a multi-step process that our team implements every time you visit our McKinnney, TX dental office. Whether you are new to the Starlite Dental family or you have been a patient for a while, our team will take time to get to know you and your needs, so we can provide care that is customized to your needs.

The steps we take to ensure your comfort and decrease your anxiety include convenient appointment times, including scheduling shorter or longer appointments, sedation dentistry, and a comprehensive comfort menu. For comfortable, tailored dental experiences, you can always trust your caring, "No Anxiety" dentist at Starlite Dental!

How We Reduce Dental Fear & Anxiety

waiting room at Starlite DentalOur comprehensive approach to helping patients calm dental fear and anxiety includes the following steps:

  • Talk with us – We want to know what our patients expect from us and make every effort to fulfill their expectations and concerns.
  • Offering noise-canceling headphones – We provide headphones with your choice of music, which helps you relax and dulls any noises during treatment.
  • Tell, Show, Do – With all of our patients, we implement the tell, show, do principle. This means during your appointments, we will tell you, show you, and then perform the steps of your treatment, so there is no uncertainty and no surprises.
  • A Spa-Like Dental Office Environment – At Starlite Dental, our comfort menu is here to help you relax and enjoy our spa like amenities during your visit, with pillows and blankets, aroma oil diffusers, headphones and warm aroma neck wraps to soothe and relax you.
  • Soothing Throat Sprays– Throat sprays (for example, Vicks® Chloraseptic® Throat Spray) can control the gag reflex very efficiently. Two or three sprays will usually keep everything under control for around an hour.
  • Sedation Dentistry – If none of our other methods relieve your anxiety, sedation is always an option. We offer several sedation methods, but the principle behind all dental sedation is the same: your treatment is safe, controlled, and allows you to regain your faculties after your treatment is complete.

Sedation Dentistry at Starlite Dental

back hallway and dental exam room at Starlite DentalAt Starlite Dental, we offer laughing gas sedation, a solution that has been used for over 100 years to soothe nervous dental patients of all ages. For the effects of laughing gas sedation, patients will breathe in the colorless, odorless gas through a small, comfortable nasal mask, and within moments, begin to feel more calm and relaxed. The mask will stay on for the entire appointment, and when it is removed, the gas’ effects quickly go away. This allows a patient to go straight back to their day without any lasting drowsiness.

Your Most Comfortable Dental Experience

Our comfort and sedation menu is designed to provide you with options to create the best dental treatment experience for you. Starlite Dental is proud to be home to a spa-like environment, caring team, and dedicated "No Anxiety Dentist," who are ready to help you decide on a comfort solution that is effective and produces minimal anxiety.

Our aim is to create a fear free and smooth dental experience for you and your family. To learn more about how sedation dentistry and comforting amenities can help you have a better dental experience, contact us today!

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