Posted September 30, 2016
Many thousands of people the world over experience dental anxiety when faces with the prospect of going to the dentist’s office. If you are one of these, then you are in luck. Smile Center Silicon Valley offers sedation dentistry to make your experience at our office much easier for you.
What is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is using medication to help patients relax during treatment. If can be an inhalant such as nitrous oxide, an oral sedative, or anesthesia administered through an IV. Depending on the treatment being performed and your preferences, we can adjust the level of sedation from relaxed but aware to nearly unconscious.
Who should get Sedation Dentistry?
Many people can benefit from sedation dentistry. Anyone who experiences anxiety for any reason can benefit, as well as anyone who has a low pain threshold, has trouble staying still in the dentist’s chair, has overly sensitive teeth, has a bad gag reflex, or needs extensive work done. Also, children can be given sedation if they are too scared of coming to our dentist or refuse to cooperate in the chair.
Sedation dentistry provides a fantastic opportunity for you to get the dental care you need without the anxiety you dread. To learn more, please contact Smile Center Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, California, to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Vellequette.