Sedation Dentistry in Salinas: Patient Comfort
It is not uncommon to be terrified of the dentist. In fact, dental phobia prevents thousands of patients from visiting the dentist whatever the cost. However, neglecting your oral health automatically puts you at high risk for serious decay, gum disease, and, consequently, poor overall health. For patients who avoid the dentist out of fear or anxiety, consider learning more about sedation dentistry.
Rest assured you’re in good hands.
Oral Conscious Sedation (Children and Adults)
Oral sedation involves taking medication by mouth just before your appointment. This enables you to feel relaxed but remain conscious during your treatment so can answer any questions the doctor may have. The effects of oral sedation takes time to wear off, therefore you will need to make arrangements to have someone drive you home after the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide for Dental Patients
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas administered through a nasal mask, and is commonly referred to as laughing gas. Dr. Raissi or Dr. Hajdari controls the amount of nitrous you receive, and within minutes you will feel relaxed. This allows us to ensure you stay safe and comfortable as we perform your dental work. Then, the moment we remove your mask, the effects subside and you can go about your day with no residual drowsiness.