Do you get stressed out about the thought of your upcoming dental appointment? Sedation Dentistry is a great way to ensure you have a stress-free experience at the dentist. With laughing gas, you’ll quickly calm down and feel more relaxed during your treatment. You won’t have to worry about feeling anxious or uncomfortable – we’ll take excellent care of you.
Feel Relaxed and Stress-Free During Your Dental Appointments
A dental appointment can be a somewhat anxiety-inducing experience for some people. The good news is that Paso Robles Dental Care participates in a field of dentistry devoted explicitly to help patients relax during treatment: sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients feel more relaxed during dental procedures. There are different levels of sedation, from light sedation, which reduces anxiety, to general anesthesia, which renders the patient unconscious. Most dental procedures performed by Dr. Joe will involve light sedation.
Sedation dentistry involves benefits both for your comfort and your schedule. It can shorten the length of time needed for procedures and make it easier for Dr. Joe to get multiple procedures done at once. Multiple procedures mean you can have more done with fewer visits to our office in Paso Robles.
What Procedures Can Be Performed With Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients who have a high level of dental anxiety or need to undergo multiple procedures in one visit.
Some of the procedures that we can perform with sedation dentistry include:
- Teeth Cleanings
- Dental Fillings
- Crowns and Bridges
How to Prepare for Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment
If you are considering sedation dentistry, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your appointment.
You need to make sure that you have someone who can drive you to and from your appointment. You need a drive because the sedative medications used in sedation dentistry can make it unsafe for you to drive.
You should also wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. You will be lying down for an extended period, so you want to be comfortable.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
You will be closely monitored by Dr. Joe and the Paso Robles Dental Care team during your appointment. We will ask you to breathe deeply and evenly through your nose to inhale the laughing gas to help you relax. We will then begin the dental procedure.
Depending on your procedure, we will use a combination of sedation and anesthetic to keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout. We will constantly monitor your vital signs to ensure you are safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.
When the procedure is over, we will give you oxygen to help you recover from the sedation.
How Will I Feel During Sedation Dentistry?
You will not be unconscious during the procedure. You will be able to follow our instructions, but you will be in a state of deep relaxation. You may feel lightheaded or dizzy from the laughing gas, but you will be awake and able to communicate with us. Some people report feeling a sense of euphoria during the procedure. You may not be able to remember much about the procedure afterward.
How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?
How long sedation lasts can vary depending on the type of sedation used, how much we give you, and the person’s individual response. In general, dental sedation will last for around 30 to 60 minutes. This means that it will generally be wearing off by the time the dental procedure is finished.
We Can Help Take the Anxiety Away in Paso Robles, California
A healthy smile is important for everyone, no matter what their age. We offer sedation dentistry so that everyone can get the dental care they need in a comfortable setting.