Say Good-Bye To Dental Anxiety

Sedation dentistry has become commonplace over the past few years and we are proud to offer various methods of sedation dentistry to help ease the dental anxiety of our patients. Dental fear prevents many patients every year from seeking the dental care they need, we want to eliminate that fear, keep our patients coming back, and keep them healthy for years to come. We offer sedation dentistry services customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry. We also offer dental anesthesia to help you combine multiple treatments into one efficient appointment, minimizing the number of visits you have overall. Let our sedation dentistry treatment put your fears to rest and not only change your relationship with dentistry, but ultimately your smile!

  • Fear of the dentist
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Low pain threshold
  • Dental anxiety
  • Require multiple complex treatments
Dental patient under sedation

Sedation Dentistry Services

Dental patient taking oral sedation

As you may have assumed, oral sedation is a prescribed medication taken orally. In some cases, it can be taken an hour before treatment or upon arrival at the dentist’s office. Depending on the type of medication, as well as the potency of the prescription, patients may feel anything from a moderate decrease in anxiety to feeling so relaxed they fall asleep in the chair! With this sedation, it may be necessary for a friend or family member to provide transportation home.

Dental patient under nitrous oxide sedation

Sometimes called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a gaseous medication inhaled through a nasal mask. Although patients likely won’t laugh, they often feel drowsy and relaxed throughout their treatment. With this sedation, patients will remain conscious, relaxed and responsive throughout their care. After treatment is done, the nitrous oxide is stopped, so only oxygen is breathed until the mask is removed. The effects will wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home.

Make Your Oral Health A Priority

Make Your Oral Health A Priority

If you feel anxious about the sights, sounds or smells of a dental visit, sedation dentistry may be the solution that keeps you in the dental office … and possibly, away from failing health, as well! What many of our patients don’t realize is that receiving regular dental care can help prevent not only more serious dental issues, but also systemic conditions, from occurring. Tooth decay can lead to gum disease, which can in turn cause tooth loss. If left unchecked, the disease-causing bacteria found in gum disease can spread throughout the body and lead to diabetes complications, high blood pressure, and even cardiovascular disease!

We don’t think anyone should experience these side effects, which is why we encourage everyone with dental fear to consider sedation dentistry in Livermore, CA. We also partner with multiple insurance companies and will help you file claims to ensure your entire treatment process is painless. Don’t let your oral health challenge become a whole-body health challenge! Explore your sedation dentistry options with us at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Livermore, CA, and receive the life-changing and life-saving dental care you need, in absolute comfort. If you have been looking for the right dental anesthesia near you, contact us today!