We want to make sure that maintaining good oral health is a good experience for you. If you are anxious about visiting us for restoration work, a dental exam, or just a general check-up, our Oceanside sedation dentistry options will help you relax. Helping you stay calm while we work on your teeth means that we can work faster and more effectively.
Types of Sedation
We offer two options for sedation dentistry – nitrous oxide or general anesthesia. Nitrous Oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, puts you in an overly euphoric state. It is a safe method of sedation dentistry, and is fast-acting – it reaches the brain within 20 seconds, and pain-killing properties develop after 2 or 3 minutes.
A general anesthesia is also known as being “put to sleep” for more invasive dental procedures such as wisdom teeth removal or extensive crowns. It is usually administered by using and IV, an injection in the hand or arm, or in some cases a mask is used. Our board certifed anestheiologist is a mobile unit.
If you experience anxiety about coming to visit us, we can help you relax with sedation dentistry in Oceanside. Call us today to learn more.