Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Ramona Dental Group

Dentistry located in Ramona, CA

If you feel anxious about having a dental procedure, sedation dentistry at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, can ease your anxiety. The experienced dental team offers different levels of sedation to make you feel calm during a root canal, crown placement, or dental surgery. The next time you require dental work you can trust the compassionate team at Ramona Dental Group with your care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Sedation Dentistry Q&A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry at Ramona Dental Group uses medication to help you feel more relaxed. It’s useful if you, like many other patients, feel anxious during dental appointments. Rather than foregoing important dental procedures because of fear, consider sedation dentistry to make your experience relaxing and enjoyable.

Is sedation dentistry right for me?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry, your Ramona Dental Group provider reviews your dental history, asks questions about your anxiety level, and completes a comprehensive dental exam and X-rays. If you require a dental procedure and feel anxious about it, sedation dentistry is for you. 

What are the different types of sedation dentistry?

The expert dentists at Ramona Dental Group offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to meet your personalized needs, including:

Oral sedation

Oral sedation is a pill you take by mouth at least an hour prior to your procedure. With oral sedation, you’re awake during your procedure but feel relaxed. Because the effects of oral sedation are long-lasting, plan to have someone drive you home after your procedure.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is a medication you inhale through a small mask that fits over your nose. Nitrous oxide can make you feel happy, giddy, and relaxed. It takes effect right away and wears off quickly, so you can drive yourself home after your dental procedure.

IV sedation

You receive intravenous (IV) sedation through a vein in your hand. After its administration, you go into a deep, sleep-like state. After the procedure, you wake up and must have someone drive you home, as IV sedation stays in your body for awhile. 

Which type of sedation should I choose?

Everybody is different, which is why Ramona Dental Group providers personalize sedation and treatments to match your needs. The sedation that’s best for you is based on your level of anxiety, the procedure you require, and your preferences. Most of the time sedation is entirely optional, as your dentist numbs the treatment area prior to your procedure.

Don’t avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety. Take advantage of sedation dentistry at Ramona Dental Group by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online today.