Sedation/Sleep Dentistry For a stress-free dental experience
If you’re feeling anxiety about going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Did you know that 50% of all people in the United States never go to a dentist? The reason most people stay away is not because of a lack of dental insurance or money, but fear. This fear cuts across every demographic of people, regardless of age, education, or cultural background.
What is conscious sedation?
Conscious Sedation is one of the most effective techniques we use to treat people who have had a bad dental experience in their life, who suffer from a severe gag reflex that makes normal dental work miserable or impossible, or for the patient who may need a very long appointment.
No needles, no I.V., no worries.
Ricardo Perez, DDS specializes and is licensed in oral conscious sedation, which is administered as a pill that is placed under your tongue. You simply come in, get settled into a comfortable chair, and relax while we monitor your vital functions. We provide you with a blanket and slippers for extra comfort. Within an hour, you will be in a dreamy state that allows us to work on your teeth while you are completely relaxed.
The effects of the sedation will wear off gradually, so you will need a driver to take you home from your appointment. While you will be aware of having been here, you will have had no discomfort or unpleasant memories of the appointment.
Ricardo Perez, DDS only administers sedation to adults, as children who require this option should be seen by a dentist who specializes in children.
Call us today to see if Conscious Sedation is the answer to your “dental phobia.”