Put Your Dental Fears at Ease with Sedation Dentistry

There are hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world that routinely avoid scheduling appointments with their dentist or periodontist due to dental anxiety or fear. Unfortunately, this often means they don’t get the dental care they need until their condition worsens. Dr. Jorge Ramirez and our team strongly believe that every patient should have access to getting the care they need in a safe, comfortable environment. That is why we are happy to offer all of our patients different sedation dentistry options that will allows them to take control of their oral health while feeling confident about their dental appointments and treatments.

With sedation dentistry, our patients often say that their appointments are more enjoyable, enabling them to have a better experience. If you choose to take advantage of sedation dentistry at your next appointment, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Reduced levels of dental anxiety or fear
  • Calm, relaxed state for a more enjoyable dental experience
  • More complete dental care
  • Complete more in one appointment

Our Sedation Dentistry Options

Local Anesthetic

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Local anesthetic is a common form of sedation dentistry used for many different treatments. A numbing medication is injected directly into the gum or cheek of the treatment site to numb the nerve and prevent the pain signals from reaching the brain. The numbing effect typically lasts for hours following the completion of treatment, but it allows patients to overcome dental anxiety by providing them with a pain-free procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

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Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is an effective way to ease dental anxiety and receive the treatment you need. A semi-odorless gas is inhaled through a mask which provides a euphoric sensation, rendering you more comfortable and at ease. Nitrous oxide is most often combined with a local anesthetic and its effects wear off immediately following your procedure.

Oral Sedation

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Oral sedation is a safe and effective form of sedation dentistry. With this option, you will take a small pill about an hour before your appointment time to allow you to enter in a relaxed, euphoric state. This option can also be combined with other forms of dental sedation to overcome dental anxiety, if needed. For your safety, we ask that someone bring you to and from your appointment with this sedation dentistry option.

Enjoy a pain-free experience while you get the dental care you need with sedation dentistry.