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Calm Your Nerves with Sedation Dentistry in Salinas, CA

March 8, 2015

76132811If you can’t remember the last time you had a dental checkup because you are fearful of anything having to do with dentistry, well then, you are in good company. Millions of adults count themselves among those who are dental-phobes. Nowadays, however, you don’t need to fear the dentist. With sedation dentistry, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, can soothe your fears so you can have that long overdue dental work.

Most people don’t realize that regularly seeing your dentist is more than just a matter of your oral health—it’s also a matter of your overall health. The health of your teeth and gums is connected to the health of other bodily systems. For example, gum disease has been linked to high blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disease, obesity and low infant birth weight among many other conditions. Therefore, when you take care of your oral health, you take care of yourself.

Sedation Dentistry at Blanco Circle Dental Care

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we want to help you overcome your fear of dentistry so you can enjoy good health. Therefore, we offer three kinds of sedation dentistry. One option is nitrous oxide sedation. With this method, you breathe a regulated amount of nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, through a nose mask. The nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture relaxes you, so you can have your dental work completed in comfort. Once the gas is stopped, the effect wears off immediately.

Another option is oral conscious sedation. In this case, you will be given a prescription for a mild sedative that you will take before coming to our office for you dental appointment. You will feel calm, but remain conscious so you can communicate with the doctor during treatment. Because the medication is a sedative, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from our office.

Finally, there is IV sedation, which is reserved for longer appointments, such as those involving oral surgery, or for people with a sensitive gag reflex or painful TMJ symptoms that prevent them from keeping their mouths open for a long time.

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If you would like to learn more about how sedation dentistry could help you overcome your fear of the dentist, then call Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA. We conveniently serve patients in Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Calm Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

August 8, 2014

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There are many things people are afraid of, and one of the most common fears out there is the fear of the dentist. Though the fear may be mild for some, for others, it can be crippling. Having a severe fear of the dentist can cause someone to not get the dental work they need performed, resulting in them living life with an unhealthy smile. Because Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco understand this fear, they are able to offer sedation dentistry to their patients.

One form of sedation that we offer is oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a pill orally prior to your appointment, and causes you to become very relaxed and feel no pain. You will be conscious while your dental work is being performed, letting you be able to answer any questions and be responsive. Because the effects of the sedation will still be in effect after your appointment, it is important to find a loved one to bring you home after your appointment.

The other option we have is nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas. We administer this form of sedation via a nasal mask, and Dr. Klugman will be in control over how much nitrous to administer. You will not feel any pain, and the effects of the sedation will end when the nasal mask is removed. Lastly, we offer IV sedation, which is most commonly used during long dental procedures. We administer the sedation intravenously, and Dr. Klugman will have control over how much sedation is administered. We will also monitor all of your vital signs, such as your heart rate and breathing. This is an excellent option for those who suffer from TMJ and who find it difficult to keep their mouths open for extended periods of time.

If you feel as though you can benefit from sedation dentistry and would like Dr. Klugman’s help, contact our office today!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

March 18, 2014

This dude looks scared as heck!For people who have a fear about going to the dentist, getting routine dental work done can be quite a battle. Because dental fears are some of the most common fears people live with, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco are able to calm their patients’ woes by offering sedation dentistry. There are many benefits to sedation dentistry, and we want to remind you of them in case you feel as though you would be able to benefit.

One of the benefits to sedation dentistry is the fact that it helps people overcome their fears. Some people’s fears of the dentist are so strong, they refuse to even get a routine cleaning. Having a mild sedative can really help people get their much needed dental work done. Another benefit is that your body is able to heal quicker and more efficiently. When your body is under high stress and anxiety, your body is not able to do even the most natural of functions as healing itself. When you are relaxed, your body is able to do what it needs to do in order for you to start feeling better quicker.

Sedation dentistry is also beneficial to those who wish to save money. When you are sedated, the dentist is able work longer and gets more work done. When you go in for multiple appointments, it can greatly increase the amount of money that you spend, as well as prolong your healing time. There are so many ways sedation dentistry can be beneficial to our patients, but if you’d like to make an appointment to see how it can help you, contact us today!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Sedation Dentistry with Dr. Klugman

December 23, 2013

A lot of people have different phobias and fears, each unique to the other. A common phobia is fear of the dentist, called dentophobia or odontophobia. Thankfully at Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Klugman is here to calm your qualms about going to the dentist by offering sedation dentistry.

Dr. Klugman is one of only 500 dentists in the state of California certified in sedation dentistry, so you are sure to be in excellent hands. We offer oral conscious Sedation, Nitrous Oxide sedation, IM (intramuscular) and IV sedation. Oral conscious sedation involves orally taking medicine before your appointment, and gives you the relaxed feeling you need. You remain conscious during the procedure, so that you can answer any questions the doctor may have. Nitrous Oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, is administered through a nasal mask. Dr. Klugman controls the amount of Nitrous you receive, allowing you to have a comfortable experience. As soon as the mask is removed, the effects diminish, leaving no residual drowsiness. IM or IV sedation is often used during long procedures. Being a controlled form of sedation, Dr. Klugman gives you the right amount depending on your anxiety level. Great for patients with a sensitive gag reflex or who suffer from TMJ disorder, this form of sedation allows you to keep your mouth open for long periods of time.

No matter what form of sedation is right for you, here at Blanco Circle, Dr. Klugman and the rest of the team are here to make sure your experience at the dentist is top notch.

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

 

Treat Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

May 28, 2013

Do you experience anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist? Is fear causing you to delay or avoid treatment? We offer sedation dentistry to help better meet the needs of our patients.

In the past, patients could only be sedated at an oral surgery office, and the only procedures these offices provided were extractions. Blanco Circle Dental Care introduced oral sedation to Northern California fifteen years ago. We are still the only general dental office in Monterey County that offers IV sedation. This is great for our patients, because it eliminates the need to go to multiple offices for all these procedures.

During sedation, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable while we work on your teeth. This procedure helps us to perform dentistry on many patients we wouldn’t be able to treat otherwise. Dr. Klugman has a master’s from the College of Sedation in Dentistry and is an expert examiner for the Dental Board of California. Also, our office receives referrals from dentists and physicians every week because of the quality and skill of our sedation services.

Sedation dentistry can be a great choice for our patients that experience dental fear or anxiety. Give us a call today to see how we can help improve your smile. Dr. Klugman is skilled at performing sedation dentistry and would love to help you in any way he can.

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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