Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

What is sedation dentistry? 

Sedation dentistry is the administering of sedatives to help patients overcome their anxiety about dental work and make otherwise painful procedures, 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

Did you realized that Dr. Zak Downey Dental Care is among less than 1% of California dentists who are licensed to perform IV Sedation?

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 to provide pain relief during dental procedures and surgeries. After the sedation wears off and the procedure ends, you will wake up as if from a nap, and have no negative recollection of the treatment.

At Dr. Zak Downey Dental Care, our dentists and anesthesiologists have a proven track record of safe and effective IV sedation for more than twenty years.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Dentistry 

What is Nitrous Oxide?

This “laughing gas” stimulates a euphoric effect and the patient becomes relaxed quickly; the gas provides also provides pain relief during dental procedures allowing you to stay calm and comfortable during your entire visit.

Oral Sedation in Dentistry 

When should you take an oral sedative?

With Oral sedation, we prescribe a sedative pill for you to take the night before and/or several hours before your procedure. At Dr. Zak Downey Dental Care we want to make sure that when the procedure starts you feel anxiety-free and calm, and we make sure that this effect lasts until the very end of your treatment.

Because the sedation takes effect before the appointment, we recommend that someone else drive you to and from your appointment.

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.

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