Sedation Dentistry - No Judgement. No Fear. All Comfort
It is common, and perfectly normal, to have some degree of apprehension or anxiety prior to receiving dental treatment. Some people, however, have stronger feelings in this regard than others. Whatever the cause, apprehension or anxiety can produce many unpleasant effects, including heart palpitations, high blood pressure, upset stomach, and trouble sleeping the night before the appointment.
Many highly apprehensive patients avoid dental care for years, until their problems become so severe that they are forced to seek emergency care. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth as efficiently and comfortably as possible with sedation dentistry in San Pablo.
How Sedation Dentistry Helps Anxious Patients
Modern methods in anesthesia make dental treatment safer and less stressful. You will find our office is designed for your comfort, and our staff is dedicated to the effort of making your visit pleasant. We offer an open waiting room with a completely delightful staff, ready to accommodate all your needs. Our office is light and open to promote a stress-free environment. In addition, we provide LCD televisions and noise reduction headphones to help put you at-ease.
Sedation dentistry is the right choice for patients who have:
- Anxiety or fears associated with dentistry
- Previous unpleasant experiences at the dentist
- Sensitive teeth and gums
- A sensitive gag reflex
- Complex dental needs requiring multiple treatments or oral surgery
Dental Sedation Options
The use of sedation and anesthesia in dentistry has a commendable record of safety, due to the advanced training required to achieve certification. Dr. Joshua Rosales is licensed by the California State Board in oral and nitrous oxide sedation, used mostly for our more apprehensive patients, or for those looking to ease themselves through longer dental procedures. Special permitting and updating of that permitting is required to administer sedation and anesthesia to our dental patients in an ongoing safe environment. The ability to handle emergency situations, as well as having specific emergency medications and equipment, is a mandatory part of the permitting process. All of our staff have undergone extensive training in all aspects of sedation dentistry.
Our San Pablo dental office is proud to offer:
Oral Conscious Sedation -- Patients interested in oral conscious sedation are given oral medication that promotes a state of deep relaxation. Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses. This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells or noises associated with the procedure. Usually, a dose of medication is taken prior to the appointment, and then topped up during the procedure as required. Oral conscious sedation is ideal for many patients, and helps their appointment time pass quickly and comfortably.
Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used as a mild sedative. It is delivered through a nose hood, and is administered throughout the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. In addition, some tingling and numbness may be felt. There are few side effects associated with nitrous oxide, and it has been safely used in dentistry for many years.
Sedation is also an ideal solution for patients who desire to have extensive or multiple procedures completed in the fewest number of appointments, such as dental implants or cosmetic dentistry.
Want To Learn More About San Pablo Sedation Dentistry?
It is possible to have an anxiety-free dental experience! Joshua Rosales, DDS is a board-certified sedation dentist in San Pablo, offering various sedation dentistry options for a stress-free dental experience. No matter what your fears or concerns may be, we offer a technique that will be effective for you. If you would like to schedule an appointment or hear more about how sedation dentistry can help you, please contact us at our office today. We focus on care for the apprehensive dental patient and are proud to offer nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation to meet your needs.