sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide

We can offer you a comfortable gas that you breathe in during your treatment, nitrous oxide, which settles your nerves and helps you relax. This is a great option to relax you during your procedure and the effects are diminished shortly after the unit is turned off, which means you are able to drive and return to work or home safely.

Oral Sedation

Another option is to take a small tablet one hour before your visit our Encinitas office to help relax your nerves. You must have a companion with you in order for you to return to you home safely.

Conscious Sedation

Many individuals are afraid to have dental work done while they are awake and would prefer to be put asleep during all of their procedures. This is a painless way of getting years of needed dental treatment done in one visit. We bring in a board certified anesthesiologist to take care of your sedation needs and fears, providing treatment while you sleep through the procedure. You must have a companion with you in order for you to return to your home safely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be awake? What is sleep dentistry?

Although often called sleep dentistry, you are conscious during the procedure. You will likely feel very drowsy and have little to no memory of the procedure depending on which type of sedation you chose.

Will I be able to drive myself to the appointment?

When you receive either oral or IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you to and from the appointment.