Dental Sedation

Your comfort and confidence are the top priority of the staff at Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry. For over 30 years we have worked to provide relaxed and comfortable dental services to the West Columbia, Angleton, Lake Jackson, Sweeny, Bay City, Old Ocean, Danbury, Brazoria, Clute, Needville, and Brazoria County, TX. One of the main ways we can ensure your comfort through any procedure is by offering the best in dental sedation. To help you prepare for your upcoming procedure or to relieve any concerns you may have, we have a quick rundown of the options we offer in dental sedation.

Quality Dental Care in Comfort With Dental Sedation

The Driggers & Baker staff believe in providing top quality dental care in comfort. We choose to provide dental sedation that is as non intrusive and as safe as possible. For that reason, we provide different options in oral conscious sedation for our patients.

Depending on the procedure, it is likely you may need some sort of sedation to remain both calm and comfortable. Our experienced staff and doctors will help you choose the best medical option for your dental sedation. Here are the main options we use for Oral Conscious Sedation:

Nitrous Oxide– Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is an inhaled sedative that allows the patient to respond to questions while still feeling relaxed. This option has been used for many years with very little side effects. In fact, the side effects disappear quickly, so there is no grogginess after the procedure. Sometimes a dentist will use an oral sedative with the inhaled sedative to provide the patient with the best experience.

Valium– Also known as Diazepam, this is the most widely used and recognized medication in the group of oral  sedatives. Since this medication is also long-acting, it is often used in more extensive procedures where the patient will need to be comfortable for longer periods of time.

Versed– This benzodiazepine medication, also called Midazolam,  has the shortest after effect on patients. It lasts around an hour so it is used for less invasive and quicker procedures.

Halcion– This drug is another benzodiazepine drug that is also often used for insomnia. This medication will make you feel extremely relaxed or sleepy. Also known as Triazolam, this medication is extremely effective for oral sedation and lasts around 4 hours. As with many oral sedation procedures, you will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from the appointment.

With any procedure that requires sedation, you will need to thoroughly discuss your options with your trusted dentist. Our office staff will gently guide you through all your options for dental sedation, simply call or stop by.

Driggers & Baker Family Dentistry takes your dental care and comfort very seriously. We want you to feel at home while you are in our care. We provide you with the very best in dental services for your family or individual needs. If you have any concerns or questions about an upcoming procedure or in regards to our dental sedation practices, please call us right away at 979-345-5135 today. We can’t wait to make you feel comfortable and relaxed about your dental care.


505 Dance Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486



Practicing Dentists

Monday: Dr. Riley

Tuesday: Dr. Driggers

Wednesday: Dr. Baker

Thursday: Dr. Riley

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed