San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA
For many Americans, going to the dentist is still a terrifying prospect. Although modern advancements in dental care make a visit to the dentist comfortable, relaxing, and even fun, nearly 150 million people still avoid the dentist purely out of fear.
We have always been very sensitive to our patients with high fear and apprehension. Now we can offer them a safe and even more comfortable experience. Too many good people avoid getting needed care, due to fear. We look forward to helping these people take proper care of their teeth, using this safe and wonderful technique of anxiety-free dentistry. With a small pill, people can now have their dental care accomplished while they are relaxed and comfortable. We can do years of dental treatment in one or two visits. We can replace dental crowns or dentures, whiten teeth, fix a chipped tooth, and more. People with very busy schedules can get the dental care they need, easily and quickly.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry are those people with:
- High fear – dental phobias
- Traumatic dental experience
- Difficulty getting numb
- A bad gag reflex
- Very sensitive teeth
- Complex dental problems
- Fear of needles
- Dislike for noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care
- Embarrassment about their teeth
Commonly Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry
Will I feel any pain?
Most patients feel no discomfort whatsoever during their treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.
Will I be unconscious?
No, you will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be responsive.
Will I be monitored?
Yes, one of our team is always with you and your vial signs are monitored during the entire visit. You are never alone.
How long will I be relaxing?
Depending on your needs, from two to six hours.
Will someone need to accompany me?
Yes, due to the sedative effects of the medication, you will need someone to drive you to our office and home again.
Will I really be totally relaxed with Sedation Dentistry?
Your painless dentist will administer just enough sedation so that you’ll be completely unaware of the treatment, as if you were asleep.
Will I remember anything after sedation dentistry?
At the end of the treatment, you’ll have little or no memory of what was accomplished.
Will I feel any pain during dental treatment?
Most patients experience no discomfort whatsoever during treatment and feel surprisingly good afterwards.
What dental treatments can I have while under sedation?
Sedation and painless dentists can generally do it all—implants, dentures, cosmetic treatments, crowns, even gum surgery.
Is sedation dentistry safe for me?
Oral sedation dentistry protocols have been used safely for 30 years. Sedation dentists will review your medical history and monitor you closely while under sedation.
Will my dental insurance cover it?
Almost all sedation and painless dentists will review your coverage and, if necessary, make financial arrangements so you get the care you need.
Contact us today to learn more about this painless technique for dental treatments.