Advanced Dental Concepts
1269 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | Suite 100
Roseville, CA. 95747 | 916-786-4865
Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and Citrus Heights, California
Sedation dentistry is an innovative way to reduce your anxiety about going to the dentist. This technique is effective and calming and can help make your visit to the dentist stress free.
It is perfect for people who:
- Hate needles and shots
- Shudder at the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
- Are afraid or embarrassed by their teeth
How it works
Sedation dentistry works by altering your central nervous system to produce an overall feeling of relaxation. It produces this sedated state through various sedative drugs such as:
- Sleeping pills
These can be administered either intravenously, or taken orally. Through the use of these common sedative medications, you can undergo your dental treatment in a dream-like state, unaware of the actions being performed on you.
Another advantage is that the medications make it difficult for you to remember the procedure. In fact, many patients awake from their groggy state with no recollection of the dental treatment.
Sedation, not sleep
It is important to note that although you will be groggy, and have little memory of the procedure—you will be awake. Sedation dentistry is also commonly called “sleep dentistry,” however, that name is misleading. A general anesthesia is administered to induce a deeper type of sleep during a dental procedure that could be necessary if you have complex medical problems that prevent you from undergoing sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is ideal if you have:
- A great fear on the dentist
- Complex dental problems
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- A past traumatic dental experience
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Limited time to complete dental care
Sedation dentistry can help you overcome your fear of the dentist’s chair by providing a safe, anxiety-free experience at a place you do not normally feel comfortable. By helping reduce your fears about visiting the dentist, this procedure can help you fight nervous tension associated with these sessions.
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Find out if you are a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry.
If you live in the Roseville area and the dentist chair stresses you out, please contact our office today. We can help make you comfortable, and you can leave with a brand new smile. Please call today for a consultation.