If you are afraid of the dentist, then you are one of over 35 million Americans who feel anxious about going to the dentist. These fears, however, can cause you to neglect your oral health and subsequently feel embarrassed about your teeth. However, the Zak Dental team of specialists and anesthesiologist can help minimize pain and anxiety by providing maximum comfort. Our sedation dentistry patients can finally be comfortable enough to get the treatment they deserve. So have no fear, your dream smile is here!
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry is the state-of-the-art comprehensive approach in dentistry that allows even the most intensive dental procedures to be performed in the minimum number of appointments. We administer three types of sedation.
IV Sedation in Dentistry
Intravenous sedation involves providing analgesia (pain relief) during painful procedures. Sedatives are intravenously injected, causing drowsiness. The patient is then unaware of pain generated by the procedure or surgery. Then the patient awakes feeling rested and without any painful recollections of the procedure. IV sedation provides the ultimate comfort during any dental treatment, and is much more effective at eliminating pain and discomfort than pill or gas sedation. Less than 1% of California dentists are licensed to perform IV sedation, but Zak Dental has had a proven track record of IV sedation that spans over two decades.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Dentistry
Inhalation of nitrous oxide sedation is the most widely used dental sedation technique. The patient inhales a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen through a nasal mask, which causes a euphoric effect, eliciting the name “laughing gas.” This provides an analgesic effect and relaxes the patient.
Oral Sedation in Dentistry
Oral sedation is another method that Zak Dental uses, and it is favorable because of its easiness of administration. The patient is given a sedative pill to take by the mouth the night before the appointment and/or several hours before the visit. At the appointment time, the patient is relaxed and remains calm and anxiety-free throughout the procedure. Because the patient is already under sedation en route to the appointment, someone else must drive him or her to the dentist to be safe.
Why choose Sea Breeze Dental to administer your Sedation Dentistry?
- Top cosmetic dentists and anesthesiologists
- Certified in IV, oral, nitrous sedation
- Top cosmetic laboratories
- State-of-the-art equipment