Sedation Dentistry

Roseville Cosmetic Dentist serving Sacramento, Rocklin & Lincoln, CA

Next to speaking in public, visiting the dentist is high on the list of anxieties people have. When you have anxiety about doing anything - whether it is going to the dentist or another activity -  you know that it is not rational and can be difficult to control.  One way to address this is with sedation dentistry.

Some common symptoms of dental phobia are:

  • Nervous feelings that escalate in the dental office reception area
  • Feeling physically ill at the thought of visiting the dentist
  • Difficulty sleeping the night before a dental exam

If you live in the Rocklin or Roseville area, call us at 916-780-9688 to learn more about sedation dentistry. Dr. Kwan and Dr. Hsu guarantee that you won't feel like you are at the dentist.

Sedation Dentistry Safety

This treatment option is very safe with minimal complications. There are common protocols for determining your eligibility to use sedation. Your dentist will discuss these with you. The three unique levels of sedation are:

  • mild
  • moderate
  • deep

Mild sedation can be achieved with anti-anxiety medication. Patients will be asked to take their oral medication about an hour before their appointment and their level of relaxation determines whether or not they will take another dose. For moderate levels, laughing gas or a stronger pharmaceutical drug may be used. Finally, deep sedation and general anesthesia for sleep dentistry can be achieved through the use of intravenous medications.

Is It Right For Me?

While using new medical technologies requires a degree of caution, by the time a procedure is publicly available, there is most often a net positive effect. Sedation Dentistry is a treatment method that is in this category as it is relatively new.  This treatment is a safe option for many who would like to avoid the very real fear and anxiety that accompanies a visit to the dentist's office.

If you reside in the Rocklin and Roseville area, call or email us today to schedule your sedation dentistry consultation with Dr. Kwan or Dr. Hsu. Begin your journey to a calm dental visit with us today!