Have you thought of getting all your dental procedures done when you do nothing but relax? At the San Ramon dental clinic, we provide you the latest worry-free dental session with sedation dentistry.
Some people would rather suffer the pain of a toothache than go to the dentist. You don't have to be afraid anymore as sedation dentistry takes away the anxiety you feel and makes you feel relaxed. Sedation can be employed in various dental procedures ranging from dental cleaning to more invasive procedures like a root canal or tooth extraction. There are multiple methods for sedation, including gas, oral, and IV-based treatments.
What Are the Various Kinds of Sedation Dentistry?
- Oral Sedation: The best candidates for oral sedation are patients with mild to moderate anxiety levels and undergoing a less painful procedure. The patient should take the medication orally half an hour before the treatment gets started. This medication helps you to generate a feeling of calm and relaxation. Our dentist, Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal, will use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area to provide relief from the pain. During the procedure, you will only experience tugging or pulling instead of pain. With the assistance of oral sedation, these sensations won’t worry you.
- Nitrous Oxide:Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is ideal for patients undergoing moderately painful procedures. It involves placing a mask over the patient’s nose and giving a colorless, odorless gas to inhale. This gas makes patients giggle, hence the name. These effects last as long as the patient inhales the gas. After completing the procedure, the dentist administers 100% oxygen to remove the gas from the patient’s system. It is entirely safe for the patient to drive themselves to and from the dentist’s office.
- IV Sedation: Intravenous sedation includes the use of an IV to administer safe and effective medications to sedate a dental patient. This method is helpful for anxious patients who are undergoing long and complex procedures like oral surgery. We continuously monitor patients under sedation throughout any procedure. If required, we will give more medication to the patient to reduce their anxiety and discomfort. In many cases, the patient will not even remember the procedure after they regain consciousness. This is a massive relief for those patients with extreme fear. IV sedation does not wear off automatically like the nitrous oxide does, so patients must arrange for a friend or family member to take them home.
So why should you wait if Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal can provide you personalized dental care by making you feel relaxed throughout the dental procedures? Call Guri S. Dhaliwal D.M.D, Cosmetic, Family, and Implant Dentistry at (925) 244-9770 or schedule an online appointment to know more about Sedation Dentistry. Consult the best Dental care, San Ramon, CA 94583.