If you find yourself getting overly nervous about a dental appointment, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans deal with dental anxiety, but a good portion of them don’t deal with it properly. This prevents them from getting the oral health care they need.
That’s not a position you want to put yourself in. So to help you avoid those issues, our team here at Ghina Morad, DMD offers sedation dentistry to our patients.
What is it?
Sedation dentistry is exactly what it sounds like – it’s the process of performing necessary dental procedures on a patient who’s sedated. The sedation allows a patient to relax and enjoy their experience at the dentist’s office, instead of dreading the entire appointment.
How does it work?
Depending on the level of your anxiety about the dentist, as well as the procedure being performed, Dr. Ghina Morad will likely recommend a few different treatment options. The options range from laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to two different levels of IV sedatives, to general anesthesia. You’ll only need general anesthesia for a procedure such as wisdom teeth removal, or if you’re really nervous, a root canal.
Don’t live another day in fear of the dentist and avoiding the dental care you have to have; call us today at (650)592-6396 to schedule an appointment and see how sedation dentistry can change your life.