KEEPING YOU COMFORTABLE WITH SEDATION DENTISTRY
You are not alone if you delay or flat-out boycott going to the dentist. Many people have had a nightmare dental experience leaving them with serious anxiety. If you can relate, sedation dentistry may be an option for you. All three of our dentists are members of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and we are certified with the state.
We are here to help you relax if you decide sedation dentistry is right for you
Sedation dentistry is conscious sedation through the administration of a pill to create a relaxed, sleep-like state. It is different from general anesthesia which is used in a hospital setting that leaves a patient completely unconscious. Since you are still conscious, all of your normal reflexes are still functioning. This is why dentists can dispense sedation dentistry techniques safely in an office environment. It is often used for procedures that are perceived as painful or stressful, like a root canal or the extraction of wisdom teeth
Gilbert Sedation Dentistry Options
Whether you get a little nervous or have serious dental fear, we are here to listen to your concerns. We understand your anxiety and have helped many other fearful patients with sedation dentistry techniques.
If you struggle with mild dental anxiety, nitrous oxide could be the right option for you. This sedative gas is used during dental treatment to relieve a patient’s stress. A mask is placed over your nose and you breathe in the gas. Your dentist will administer low levels of gas and slowly increase the dose. You are still coherent and can communicate with your dentist to achieve the desired effect.
Nitrous oxide also is a great solution for those patients that have difficulty getting numb. Once you feel the effect of the gas and begin to relax, the anesthetic often works properly to numb the designated area.
Another great advantage of nitrous oxide is that as soon as the gas is stopped, the effects wear off almost immediately. Within two minutes you will be able to walk out the door and drive home from your appointment.
For patients that deal with significant anxiety and fear, an oral sedative can be given to ease stress levels. We have had much success using the oral medication Triazolam to achieve conscious sedation. After taking the pill, you will feel sleepy and enter into a restful state. The best part is that you will have little to no memory of the dental procedure. We have found that patients that elect to take advantage of oral sedation are pleased with their pain-free and overall pleasant experience. Make sure to arrange a driver to and from your dental appointment since it will be unsafe for you drive home.
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry and if it is right for you, call us today.
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At Vista Dorada, we provide a complete range of general and cosmetic dentistry services for adults and children. We offer cutting-edge technology to ensure the best dental care in a safe environment.
Our team goes above & beyond to ensure that you are happy and comfortable with our treatment. So, if you want the best sedation dentistry treatment, let’s schedule your appointment today with one of our qualified specialists.
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Kind words from our patients
“As always I am greeted with a smile and a hello. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Had a light out before we started and was working again in less than a few minutes. Exam was thorough and I was told about spots that I need to work a little better on.”
“That was the best appointment at a dentist I ever had. Very informative felt really good about the cleaning I got. Dentist very nice would definitely go back and recommend.”
“The staff and doctors are always very friendly and knowledgeable. Best dental practice that I have ever been a patient for!”
Sedation dentistry mainly involves the use of different sedatives that help anxious patients relax so that we can offer ideal dental care without giving them any stress or anxiety.
You are a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you have very sensitive teeth, trouble sitting straight during the dental procedure, require a lot of dental work to do, or have a lower pain threshold.
Yes. Children with lower pain thresholds, dental anxiety, dental phobias, or who cannot sit properly may benefit from the procedure.
Yes, it is completely safe for you. it doesn’t make you unconscious but just makes you feel relaxed and comfortable.