Sedation in Vista
For some individuals, a trip to the dentist is just another appointment that comes and goes. For others, simply scheduling the appointment causes a high level of anxiety. Whether you require a little extra calming for lengthy procedures, or if the act of sitting in a dental office is enough to make your heart skip a beat, speak with Dr. Amiri and our team about sedation options. We can provide you with sedative medicine before and during your visit for a more tranquil experience.
What Is Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is when your dentist or an anesthesiologist administers sedative medicine before or during your dental visit. Sedatives are calming drugs, which reduce your anxiety. Sedation is used as a means of calming patients’ nerves. Unlike other forms of sedation, which “put you under,” you will be awake during your procedure. Depending on the type of sedation you request, you can achieve different levels of relaxation, from moderate to deep. Dr. Amiri and our team will speak with you about your anxiety to determine the best choice.
What Types of Sedation do You Offer?
We offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide. These two forms of sedation are referred to as “conscious sedation” because you are awake during your procedure. Oral sedation includes taking sedative pills before your treatment. You will need to wait for the drugs to take effect. With nitrous oxide, Dr. Amiri will administer the sedative in gas form via a small mask over your nose. The drug keeps you calm and relaxed, and the effects wear off almost immediately following the procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Sedation is not necessary for all of our dental clients. Some people feel completely at ease when visiting the dentist. This does not mean you should feel embarrassed or ashamed if you feel hesitant to schedule an appointment or undergo a procedure. However, because we only suggest treatments to optimize your oral health, it is important that you feel comfortable enough to make regular visits for preventive care, as well as appointments for essential procedures. If you feel anxious before or during visits, then you are a good candidate for sedation.