Sedation Dentistry in Moorpark, CA, from Our Board-Certified Dentist
Enjoy Comfortable, Relaxed Dental Appointments
If you’re like many people who experience anxiety or fear when going in for a complex dental procedure, sedation might be a great option for you. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Potts, is board-certified in sedation dentistry in Moorpark, CA, and provides the most comfortable dental experience possible.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses different types and levels of sedation to make your appointment comfortable and relaxed. It’s safe and a great choice for those who suffer from anxiety. You will be given options as to how sedated you would like to be.
With sedation dentistry, you don’t have to experience anxiety or fear associated with dental procedures. When you choose to be fully sedated, you can undergo a dental procedure and have no recollection of the event – you’ll simply wake up to a brand new smile!
Levels of Sedation
Mild sedation keeps you mostly awake during your procedure but allows you to relax enough to not feel afraid. Generally, nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is used and allows you to resume your day quickly after the procedure.
Moderate sedation also allows for you to be conscious but is a deeper form of sedation. It is used for patients with anxiety undergoing longer procedures and the doctor will prescribe and administer pills for this service.
Deep sedation refers to sedation where you are completely unconscious. You will not be able to communicate with anyone and you will not have any recollection of the event. Upon waking, you should have a family member or friend there to help you get home, as driving may be unsafe.
How Are Sedatives Administered?
- Inhalation — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Recovery is quick, which allows you to resume your normal activities right away.
- Oral — A common technique for dental sedation is oral sedation. It’s quick, easy, and does not require the use of needles. You will be given a prescription of pills to take about an hour before your appointment and you will be fully relaxed by the time you arrive at our office.
- IV — A dental anesthesiologist will be called to come to the appointment and give the sedation intravenously.
Contact Us to Find Out More About Sedation Dentistry in Moorpark, CA!
To learn more about sedation dentistry and 5-star-rated dental care from Moorpark Center for Dentistry, contact our friendly office today! Simply call 805.243.3999 or click here to schedule your complimentary Moorpark Center for Dentistry New Patient Exam. Your new patient appointment includes a review of your dental and medical history forms, digital x-rays, and an in-depth consultation – for FREE! Plus, you can add an oral cancer screening and teeth cleaning for just $97!
Call today – we can’t wait to help you achieve your best smile!
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