Byron L. Carr, DMD, FAGD
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What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

May 10, 2022
Posted By: Byron L. Carr, DMD, FAGD Team
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Our sedation dentist in Hemet, CA, offers options for relaxation dentistry because we understand that patients have varying anxiety levels. We also appreciate that procedures, especially lengthy treatments, are best performed under anesthesia, even if the patient does not have dental anxiety.

Types of Sedation Dentistry in Hemet, CA

We offer everything from light sedation to an IV option, depending on your needs.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, is ideal for patients who feel slightly nervous or have an exaggerated gag reflex. This safe gas, delivered through a nasal mask, produces feelings of ease and even detachment. There are no lingering effects, and you can drive yourself home from our dental office.  

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedation is a pill you take before your appointment. With this option, you may not recall your treatment but will still be aware enough to respond during your procedure. You’ll need transportation and rest for the remainder of the day.

IV Sedation

We’d be surprised if you recall any part of your treatment with IV sedation. As with oral sedation, you’ll need transportation and rest for the remainder of the day.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry allows dental phobic patients to return to the dental office to get their care. It also allows your dentist to perform multiple or invasive treatments during a single office visit.

Sedation can be a great benefit for patients with a strong gag reflex or other special needs.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

We take a thorough health history before okaying you for sedation dentistry. This history includes current medications and conditions.

Your dentist may also combine options based on your needs and health profile for optimal relaxation.

Contact Your Sedation Dentist Near Me

If you have anxiety or would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, call us today. We are happy to arrange your consultation with the dentist.

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