Does the thought of a visit to the dentist make you feel anxious or even downright fearful? Would you rather just live with the pain and discomfort your teeth are causing than step foot in a dentist’s office? You’re not alone. Almost 40 million Americans avoid seeing a dentist because of dental anxiety.

There is a way to have the dental care you need while feeling perfectly relaxed and comfortable – sedation dentistry! Whether you need a cleaning or a root canal, sedation dentistry can give you the best dental experience you’ve ever had.

The Importance of Sedation Dentistry

Of course, oral surgery requires using an anesthetic to ensure the patient remains pain-free and stays calm during the procedure, but sedation dentistry is used in many non-surgical treatment procedures as well. The following is everything to know about what sedation dentistry is and when it might be necessary.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is dental work that is performed using a sedative, such as nitrous oxide. The idea behind sedation dentistry is to keep the patient as calm as possible during the operation, while also minimizing the amount of discomfort they feel. Patients with dental anxiety might prefer sedation dentistry, and it is completely safe for the patient. The sedative can be administered in a variety of ways including by taking a pill, through IV sedation or through what is commonly known as laughing gas.

Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

There are many reasons why a person might prefer sedation dentistry over dental work that does not use a sedative before. Of course, the most obvious reason to consider sedation is to minimize the pain and anxiety felt during a procedure. There are certain operations, such as wisdom teeth removal or a root canal procedure, that require the use of an anesthetic, but one can also be used for less invasive treatments as well, including a dental filling or scaling and root planing. In general, anytime the patient is afraid of the pain they might feel or the invasiveness of a procedure, sedation dentistry is encouraged.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry with Anacapa Dental Art Institute

  1. Comfort – With sedation dentistry, you will experience the most comfortable trip to the dentist possible. After your treatment, you’ll wake up feeling well-rested and will have little to no memory of your treatment. Our patients are often surprised at how easy their dental visit was and, believe it or not, actually look forward to their next one!
  2. Saves time – Since patients can relax and remain comfortable, Dr. Jivraj can work for a longer amount of time, letting him complete multiple treatments in one visit. Not having to make repeated visits to our office for treatment saves you time and money!
  3. Certified sedation dentist – Dr. Jivraj is certified to administer IV sedation. This lets him be more flexible in managing patient care during treatment, instantly adjusting to any circumstances that may arise during treatment.
  4. Total anesthesia provider – Many offices offer oral sedation which typically lasts only two to three hours.However, for patients who are in need of multiple treatments or longer procedures like full mouth rehabilitation or dental implants more time is needed and an anesthesiologist needs to be there.

Schedule Your Own Private Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.

About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-800-8289. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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