There are over 35 million Americans who experience at least some anxiety upon visiting the dentist’s office. If you are one of these people, you’re in luck. Don’t neglect your oral health because of your fears, because we can help minimize your pain and maximize your comfort during procedures and visits. Our team of specialists and anesthesiologists is extremely well-trained in making you feel comfortable during your treatment.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of sedatives to aid patients in feeling less anxious about dental work and making otherwise painful procedures, including full mouth reconstructions, painless. This modern dental approach is an excellent way to make sure that you get the dental care you deserve without feeling uncomfortable or worried.
IV Sedation in Dentistry
Less than one percent of California dentists are licensed to perform IV sedation, but we are one of them. This involves the intravenous injection of a sedative to make a patient drowsy and provide analgesia (pain relief) during various procedures and surgeries. Once the sedation wears off and the procedure is over, the patient will awake as if they have just taken a nap, and no negative recollection of the treatment remains. This provides the ultimate comfort that pill or gas sedation cannot provide, and we have an impeccable two-decade record of IV sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Dentistry
This sedation technique requires the patient to breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen through a nasal mask. This is extremely popular and very effective for less painful or severe procedures. This is a “laughing gas” that creates a euphoric effect, causing the patient to relax very quickly. It then provides analgesia throughout the procedure.
Oral Sedation in Dentistry
Our other sedation method is the most easily administered, oral sedation. The patient takes a sedative pill the night before the procedure and/or several hours before the commencement of the procedure. Once the procedure begins, the patient is calm and will be until the very end of treatment. However, because the sedation sets in before the appointment time, the patient should be driven to the dental office by a family member or friend.
Why choose Dr. Zak Dental Care to administer your Sedation Dentistry?
1) Highly ranked cosmetic dentists and anesthesiologists.
2) Certified for IV, oral, and nitrous sedation.
3) Advanced cosmetic laboratories.
4) State-of-the-art equipment.