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Sedation Dentistry in Carmel Mountain Ranch

Sedation Dentistry

At Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care, we understand that coming to the dentist can be a stressful experience. Whether you have dental anxiety and do not like regular teeth cleanings, or you’re undergoing a complex dental procedure like a dental implant, going to the dentist can be scary.

That’s why Dr. Carpenter take great care to cater to all their patients’ needs and offer sedation dentistry services for those that struggle to stay calm. With sedation dentistry, you can be more relaxed and comfortable when undergoing a dental procedure at Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care.

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Am I Eligible For Sedation Dentistry?

Just about anyone can be sedated during most dental procedures. As long as you are healthy and do not have any contraindications for sedation, we can assist your treatment with sedatives at Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care.

Not sure if you need sedation? Here are some common reasons patients choose to be sedated.

  • Strong gag reflex – If you have a strong gag reflex, sedation can help minimize this problem, and make you more comfortable.
  • Dental anxiety and nervousness – Because your level of consciousness is reduced, sedation dentistry can eliminate nervousness, and help patients with dental anxiety.
  • Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time – If you or your child have trouble sitting still for more than an hour, sedation dentistry can be used to make you more comfortable.
  • Low pain threshold or tolerance – If you have a very low pain tolerance or sensitive teeth, sedation dentistry can work with an anesthetic to ensure that you feel no pain during your procedure.

If you are interested in being sedated during your next dental procedure, contact Dr. Collado or Dr. Carpenter at Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care for a consultation.

What Kinds Of Sedation Are Available?

While we primarily use oral conscious sedation to help our patients feel more comfortable during treatment, we also provide nitrous oxide, which allows our patients to remain more aware of their surroundings.

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) – This is the most common form of sedation. Patients inhale the nitrous oxide, which helps put them in a more relaxed mental state, inducing feelings of euphoria. The effects are easily reversed, so patients can drive home once it has worn off.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – Oral conscious sedation is administered through a pill that you take about 45 minutes before your procedure, usually Valium or Halcion. These drugs reduce your state of consciousness, but allow you to stay awake. You should not drive for several hours after your procedure if you choose oral conscious sedation.

Come To Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care Today For Sedation Dentistry!

Dr. Carpenter have been serving San Diego with professional dentistry services for over two decades. With our caring, patient-focused approach and decades of experience providing sedation dentistry, Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care is one of the best dental offices to calm your nerves.

Don’t let anxiety and fear stop you from getting the oral care that you need. Contact Carmel Mountain Ranch Dental Care now at (858) 487-6453, or come to our office at 12075 Carmel Mountain Rd, Suite 210, San Diego, CA 92128.

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