At Ora Dentistry, we want all our patients to feel calm and comfortable while we give them the dental care they need. We provide cozy treatment rooms with heated pillows, flat screen TVs, wireless headsets and Netflix programs to watch during dental treatments. But when our comfort amenities are not enough to quell anxiety, we also offer sedation dentistry to patients in Elk Grove, Sacramento and the surrounding communities. No one should fear getting the dental care they need for their health and a beautiful smile; sedation can make any dental procedure simple and stress-free for our patients.
For long or invasive procedures, IV sedation can put you into a sleep-like state while your dental treatment is performed. This can also be used for those with severe dental anxiety or our patients with special needs. Since this is a deeper sedation, patients will need someone to drive them home after their appointment.
Those with mild or moderate dental anxiety can benefit from the use of nitrous oxide to help them relax. Also known as "laughing gas", this mild sedation puts you into a euphoric state. This is a safe method of sedation without any lasting effects. You will remain awake and aware, just in a calm, relaxed state of mind. Once the procedure is over, a few breaths of nitrous oxide-free air will dissipate the effects.
Another option for our patients that need help relaxing during dental treatments is oral conscious sedation. This is a moderate sedative that is taken orally before your dental visit. You will remain conscious, but you will be relaxed and at ease. The effects can last longer than your treatment so you will need someone to bring you to and from our office for safety.
There is no reason to avoid dental care due to anxiety. Sedation dentistry takes the stress out of your dental care experience. Contact Ora Dentistry today to learn more about our sedation options.