Shadelands Dental Care - Walnut Creek Sedation Dentistry - Dentist Walnut Creek
Countless people avoid the dentist each year because of fear and anxiety. What many don’t realize is that skipping routine, preventative care actually results in more dental work down the road—so while they may have been trying to avoid it, they end up spending even more time in the dentist’s chair.
Thanks to advancements in sedation options over the years, there is absolutely no reason to skip your appointments any longer. Dr. Ricky Singh and the whole team of dental professionals at Shadelands Dental Care are pleased to offer sedation dentistry in Walnut Creek and the surrounding area. Even if you’ve struggled in the past, there’s no reason you can’t have a relaxing and calm dental visit at Shadelands Dental Care.
Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
Do you struggle with anxiety associated with your regular dental visits? Do you break into a sweat at the mere thought of seeing the dentist? If so, dental sedation may be right for you. Our sedation options leave patients conscious but relaxed throughout the duration of their procedure.
In addition to patients who are extremely nervous about the dentist, patients who want to get a lot of dental work done in one sitting may benefit from sedation.
Sedation Dentistry Options
At Shadelands Dental Care, we offer two primary sedation dentistry options to our Walnut Creek patients.
• Nitrous Oxide Gas, which is commonly called “laughing gas,” is a mild sedative that is inhaled throughout the duration of the dental procedure. It is very effective at alleviating anxiety, enhancing mood, and lessening pain. One benefit to this sedation option is that the side effects are minimal—you can even drive home afterward.
• Oral Conscious Sedation is an oral sedative that is prescribed and taken ahead of time, about 90 minutes before your appointment. This IV-free option is best for short dental procedures because it is not administered continuously. At Shadelands Dental Care, we offer Halcion (Triazolam) as its oral conscious sedation option of choice. This medication has amnesic properties, so you will feel sleepy and might not remember the entire procedure. You’ll also need a ride to and from your appointment.
We have found that these sedation dentistry options make a significant, positive difference in the experiences of our patients who suffer from anxiety at the dentist. Why not give it a try at your next visit?
Let Us Help Today
Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience because of your anxiety. Shadelands Dental Care in Walnut Creek offers sedation dentistry options with you in mind. Contact us today to learn more about our sedation dentistry options and to determine if one of them is right for you. Let us make your next visit a relaxing and calm experience—we want to make you smile!