At the Center for Implant Dentistry, we understand that many patients young and old may have dental anxiety. Some patients have anxiety because of a past negative experience, while others are unsure of the reason for their fears. We believe patients should always have a positive experience when they visit our practice, which is why we offer sedation, including oral conscious sedation and IV sedation.
Oral conscious sedation can help put patients at ease for their appointment. It is taken approximately one hour before their visit and can greatly improve their experience. Patients arrange transportation to and from the dental office. They arrive coherent and can answer questions and follow directions. Once their treatment is done, they are taken home to rest. Most patients wake up without any recollection of the treatment but are excited to see their smile improved!
Another option for our patients to consider is IV sedation. This is a stronger sedation that is administered through a needle. Patients often fall asleep with this type of sedation. It is best for patients with severe anxieties. We have a professional monitor patients during the process to ensure safety.
Oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are wonderful additions to our practice. We are able to complete many treatments with the assistance of these sedatives and allow our patients to continue to have a positive experience during every dental visit. Some of our patients become so comfortable in our practice that they no longer need sedation to get them into the dental chair. We strive to provide this kind of comforting atmosphere to all of our patients.
If you reside in the Pleasanton area and are ready to visit Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta for treatment with sedation dentistry, book an appointment at the Center for Implant Dentistry. We can discuss the possibilities for sedation to make treatments easier for patients of all ages.