Dental Sedation Services
dental sedation services

Say Goodbye to Dental Anxiety!

Dental Sedation Services

Does the thought of a dentist’s chair tense up your body? Would you rather bear the agony of a toothache than seek dental help? If your answer to the above questions is yes, Sedation Dentistry is your answer.

Whether an invasive tooth procedure or simple tooth cleaning, sedation can be used to quell your anxiety. Sedation dentistry can help you feel absolutely calm as you get the much-needed dental procedure done. While sedation dentistry is often also called “sleep dentistry”, unless you are under general anesthesia you do not fall off to sleep but are relieved from experiencing any pain. In fact, the use of nitrous oxide for sedation particularly ensures that you have insensitivity to pain without losing consciousness.

When is sedation dentistry required?

Dentists typically recommend sedation dentistry when:

  • You suffer from dental anxiety.
  • You have a fear of needles.
  • You have extreme teeth sensitivity.
  • You have special needs.

What are the types of advanced sedation dentistry available?

There are several factors that determine the kind of sedation you require. These factors include:

  • The level of anxiety you suffer from.
  • The length of the procedure.
  • Your health history, and more.

Commonly there are 4 types of dental sedation techniques that are used in dentistry. These include:

1. Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, its calming effects are seen in as little as 3-5 minutes. The dentist can adjust the dosage, and after the treatment is over and can ensure that the nitrous oxide is flushed out of your system by giving you pure oxygen. The big advantage of using nitrous oxide is that you can resume your activities immediately & can even drive back on your own.

2. Oral Conscious Sedation

This is essential given as a pill typically an hour before the procedure. Oral sedation will make you groggy so you need to make sure that you have someone with you who can drive you back after the procedure.

3. Intravenous (IV) Sedation

This is a moderate form of sedation where sedatives are put into your bloodstream and hence, they work quickly. The dentist can adjust the dosage and will monitor vitals during the procedure. Since you will fall asleep with the IV sedation you are likely to have little or even no memory of the procedure.

4. General Anesthesia

This is a deep form of sedation where you are unconscious through the procedure. You need to wait till the effect of the anesthesia wears off to be up & about again.

What are precautions to be followed before sedation dentistry?

During the initial consultation itself, the dentist will apprise you of the best sedation option based on your health history. You need to remember to tell the dentist about any medications that you are taking.

Depending on the sedation method being used, you may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.

What are the benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

The biggest benefit of course is that it helps you stay calm and quells your anxiety. In turn what it helps the dentist with is that it helps the work faster, reducing the number of appointments required.
Importantly, with nitrous oxide sedation dentistry you can recover within 15-30 minutes & can drive home, while with oral conscious sedation or IV you need 24 hours for full recovery. You can also resume your regular activities immediately with Nitrous Oxide.

Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for sedation dentistry in Pleasanton?

Our experienced dentist offers you anxiety free experience with Sedation Dentistry. There is no need to postpone any important dental procedure now.

As a busy professional herself, Dr. Sharda Patel understands and treats every patient with their unique needs. High-quality service, fast yet comprehensive service, flexible scheduling, and your personal comfort are her primary areas of focus! Long lasting patient relationships are the rewards of the Dental Oasis Family Dentistry.

Dental Sedation Service FAQs

1. How much does the dental sedation service charge?

Generally, it depends on the type of sedation dentistry required. The sedation dentistry usually costs between $150 to $350. Get in touch with us to know more.

2. What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous Oxide is commonly known as “laughing gas.” A mixture of nitrous oxide & oxygen is used in dental offices that acts as a sedative & helps calm anxious patients.

3. How is nitrous oxide administered?

A breathing tube is strapped around your nose. All you need to do is breathe normally & inhale nitrous oxide.

4. For whom is nitrous oxide sedation beneficial?

Anybody who is anxious about dental procedure can benefit from it.

5. Is it recommended for children?

Yes, it can be used for children & adults alike.

6. Are there any special instructions to be followed prior to nitrous oxide sedation?

Do share with your dentist details of any medications that you may be having. Additionally, do not eat anything prior to the procedure.

7. In which scenario is sedation dentistry not recommended?

The following people need to consult their dentist before undergoing sedation dentistry:

  • Pregnant Women.
  • Patients who face issues breathing through their nose.
  • Patients who have certain medical conditions such as sickle cell anemia, who have had detached retina surgery in the last 3 months, bronchitis, an obstruction in the middle ear & some other conditions. Do ensure you share your medical history with the dentist.
8. Is dental sedation service safe?

Yes, it is extremely safe. However, if you have any pre-existing conditions do ensure that you share them with your dentist.

9. Does nitrous oxide have harmful effects?

No, it is not known to have any harmful effects if you can breathe comfortably through your nose.

10. Will the procedure be painful?

No, with sedation dentistry you will not feel any pain.

11. What are the benefits of using nitrous oxide sedation?

It quells your dental anxiety. Besides, you can resume your activities in no time after the procedure.

12. Can I eat before being sedated?

It is recommended that you do not eat anything before the procedure as you could experience nausea & vomiting.

13. How can I reach you for a Sedation Dentistry procedure?

You can call us at 925 846 4491 and our support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.

Book your dental procedure with Sedation Dentistry now!

Do you feel anxious while undergoing dental treatment? During dental procedures, we make you feel comfortable by using our sedation dentistry practices. Say goodbye to dental anxiety, just call at 925 846 4491 or email us at or click on the following button to schedule an appointment with us.

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