If you are one of more than 35 million Americans who have some level of anxiety about visiting the dentist’s office, you’re in luck. While you might have been neglecting your oral health because of your fears, we can help you fix that easily and comfortably with our ability to minimize your pain and anxiety during procedures and visits. We have a team of specialists and anesthesiologists who are very well trained in making you feel at ease throughout your treatment.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is essentially the administering of sedatives to help patients overcome their anxiety about dental work and make otherwise painful procedures, including full mouth reconstructions, painless and comfortable. This state-of-the-art approach to dentistry is a great way to ensure that you can receive the dental help you deserve without any discomfort or worry.
IV Sedation in Dentistry
We are proud to be one of the less than one percent of California dentists who are licensed to perform IV sedation. This type of sedation involves the intravenous injection of a sedative to make a patient drowsy and provide analgesia (pain relief) during procedures and surgeries in dentistry. After the sedation wears off and the procedure ends, the patient wakes up as if from a nap, and has no negative recollection of the treatment. This is a specialty that is far better at providing the ultimate comfort than pill and gas sedation are, and our dentists and anesthesiologists have a proven track record of safe and effective IV sedation for more than twenty years. We’ll take good care of you and your dental needs and fears throughout your treatment.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Dentistry
A sedation technique that involves the patient breathing in a a mixture of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen through a nasal mask is called inhalation sedation. It is the most popular form of dental sedation, and is very effective for less severe procedures. This “laughing gas” stimulates a euphoric effect and the patient becomes relaxed quickly; the gas provides an analgesic effect throughout the procedure.
Oral Sedation in Dentistry
Our final method of dental sedation is oral sedation, which is the most easily administered. The patient takes a sedative pill orally the night before the procedure and/or several hours before it, and when the procedure starts the patient is anxiety-free and calm, and this effect lasts until the very end of the treatment. However, because the sedation takes effect before the appointment, someone else should drive the patient to the office.
Why choose Zak Dental to administer your Sedation Dentistry?
1) Top cosmetic dentists and anesthesiologists.
2) IV, oral, nitrous sedation certified.
3) Top cosmetic laboratories.
4) State-of-the-art equipment.