Sedation Dentistry in Brentwood, CA
Many patients contact Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry and express fear about visiting the dentist. Dr. Huma Bayat is sympathetic to those patients and wants to help ease their anxiety about dentistry. That is why we offer oral conscious sedation in our Brentwood, CA dental office.
It is always our goal to provide the best patient experience possible. We are warm, compassionate, honest, and welcoming. Unfortunately, for some patients with a history of bad experiences or a painful dental procedure in their past, relaxing at the dentist is just not a realistic option without the assistance of medication.
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is an extremely safe and effective method of giving patients medication in order to reduce or eliminate dental anxiety. It is much less drastic than IV sedation, and you will still be able to answer questions, walk, and respond to us during your treatment.
Like IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment on your treatment day. You will also need someone to stay with you the rest of the day because you may feel groggy.
Why Choose Oral Sedation?
Oral sedation is a great choice for people who have a serious dental anxiety or an excessive fear of the dentist. It is also great for people who have long appointments and worry about being in the chair for long periods of time. So, if you have a full mouth, cosmetic, or extensive restorative case, you may choose to have oral sedation for your comfort.
How Does Oral Sedation Work?
Brentwood dentist Dr. Huma Bayat will take a full medical history to make sure that you are healthy enough for oral sedation dentistry. She will make sure that you do not have any drug interactions to worry about and that you fully understand how your appointment will work.
Once she determines that you are ready for sedation, she will decide which medication to use and how much based on your health and body size. She may choose to give you a special prescription to help you sleep the night before, so that you are well rested for your appointment. In most cases, she will ask you to avoid eating or drinking after a certain time.
Once your sedation takes full effect, we will make sure you are completely numb for your procedure. When your procedure is complete, you will likely have little or no memory of your appointment. You will be groggy until the medication wears off completely. You should not make any big decisions or operate a vehicle for the rest of the day. Side effects are minimal, and you should feel completely normal the next day.
Call to Schedule Your Evaluation
Our patients report being extremely pleased with the results they achieve from conscious sedation dentistry. If this sounds like something that might work for you, call our Brentwood, CA dental office to schedule your evaluation today. We look forward to creating a comfortable and positive dental experience for you at Platinum Smiles Family Dentistry.