For some patients, the dental office can be a stressful place and a source of anxiety. If this sounds like your experience, our dentist, Dr. Fiona Tavakoli, might suggest trying sedation dentistry. This will allow you to safely get the care you need in a calm and relaxed environment. If you are looking for sedation dentistry in Oceanside, California, please give North Coast Dental Excellence a call today at 760-941-1414 and experience more relaxed care.
Dental anxiety is a common problem that can prevent patients from seeking dental care. Sedation dentistry can help to alleviate this anxiety and make it possible for patients to get the dental care they need. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety, sedation dentistry may be a good option for you. Sedation dentistry is a field of dentistry that uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. In addition to relieving dental anxiety, our dentist may also recommend sedation for patients who are receiving a lengthy procedure.
There are different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is the most common type of sedation used in dentistry. It is inhaled through a mask and helps to relax patients while they are receiving dental treatment. Oral sedation involves taking a pill before the procedure, which makes patients drowsy but still awake. IV sedation is administered through an IV and gives patients a deep level of relaxation. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home afterwards, but oral and IV sedation will require you to have someone available to take you home following your appointment. Our dentist and team will provide you with detailed instructions to help you prepare for your visit as well as help you recover following treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, talk to our dentist to see if it is right for you. We will discuss your oral health, treatment options and sedation options with you to determine which type of sedation is right for your needs and to create your treatment plan. Give us a call today!