Sedation Dentistry in Sacramento
Quick, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the dentist? A vibrant smile? Healthy gums and mouth? Nice breath, straight teeth and a good bite? Or rather, is the first thing you associate with going to the dentist something negative — pain, discomfort or fear? Please read on, because if the second reaction keeps you away from the dentist, your dreams of having a nice smile and keeping your teeth healthy will only be a fantasy.
One of the primary concerns of Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh is to make your experience at Sacramento’s Marconi Dental Group a positive one. Analgesics, such as novocaine or xylocaine allow most patients to experience painless dentistry. This form of pain management has the least amount of risk, because you remain conscious throughout the dental visit.
Providing a Comfortable Procedure with Sleep Dentistry
If you are one of the patients, however, that needs to take it to the next level of pain and awareness control, Sacramento’s Marconi Dental Group is ready and waiting for your call. For some, just the sounds or the length of the procedure is too much to bear. Built-up anxiety or a past negative experience may make it difficult for you to even consider any type of dental work. You may have been putting off making an appointment with a dentist, only to have your dental problems worsen, which then heightens your fears and potential for painful or debilitating tooth problems.
Milllions of people like you have discovered conscious or oral sedation as the answer to their fears. In the process, they have dealt with long-standing dental problems in just a few productive dental visits. Others have been helped by sedation dentistry to start seeing a dentist again on a regular basis – the best thing possible for maintaining your teeth and your overall health.
Conscious Oral Sedation Is…
- Less invasive – there is no need for intravenous (IV) injections or artificial breathing,
- Less expensive than other forms of sedation,
- Less debilitating – the recovery from oral sedation is usually much quicker than from deep sedation (such as with an IV sedative or gas anesthesia).
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Popularly called “sleep dentistry” or “sedation dentistry,” conscious or oral sedation at the Marconi Dental Group starts by simply swallowing a pill or taking a drink. You will breathe independently and respond to verbal commands from the dentist. Although you are conscious, you may remember little of the procedure itself. You’ll recover in a little while, but you should have a driver to bring you home after your appointment.
For a Faster Recovery Period
If you need to be fully alert and ready to get on with your day, Sacramento’s Marconi Dental Group also offers a time-tested method of sedation dentistry – nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide relieves your fears and anxieties, and it dissipates quickly from your system. After a short recovery period in our office, you may safely drive yourself wherever you need to go – with your fears pushed aside and happy in the knowledge you’re taking good care of your teeth.
For Maximum Sedation
For procedures or patients requiring the maximum in sleep dentistry, we also offer IV sedation. As the name implies, an intravenous line is inserted into your arm to provide the maximum safe level of sedative necessary to make you totally unaware of your procedure. If this is what you need, we are ready to provide you with this service.
Sedation Dentistry Is Safe
At the Marconi Dental Group, rest assured that our first concern is for your safety and comfort during the use of analgesics and sedatives. With a mix of both recent and time-tested techniques, we assure you that your trip to our office can be both pain and anxiety free. Make an appointment with Dr. Ashkan Alizadeh today to discuss your options for a stress-free dental visit. You may also call 916.589.6462 to speak to a helpful and knowledgeable staff member about sleep dentistry.