Sedation Dentistry Q&A

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can be a great treatment option for patients with dental fear or anxiety. If the thought of going to the dental office frightens you, or if you have had a previous bad experience with a dentist, we’re here to help. The Montclair Plaza Dental Group in Montclair, CA offers sedation dentistry to calm patients during dental procedures. The added bonus of sedation dentistry is that patients will not feel any pain during their procedure.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Want to know more about sedation dentistry? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry below:

How does sedation dentistry work?

We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide to patients in our Montclair, CA office. These treatments are effective in relaxing patients during dental procedures.

Oral conscious sedation is administered through a pill. You will be instructed to take the pill an hour before their appointment. During the procedure, you will feel relaxed and possibly drowsy. You will need someone to drive you to and from our Montclair Plaza dental office.

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a small nasal mask. Patients often report feeling relaxed and having no recollection of their treatment. The effects of this treatment are immediate but will wear off once the mask is removed.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry offers benefits to patients and dentists alike. Sedation dentistry:

  • Enhances the effectiveness of the local anesthetic
  • Decreases gag reflex
  • Alleviates anxiety
  • Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
  • Enables more treatment to be provided in fewer visits
  • Allows the dentist to complete procedures in a timely manner

Patients can feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment and dentists can perform treatment faster. It’s a win-win for all involved.

Is sedation dentistry painful?

You will not feel pain during the procedure with the oral conscious sedation method or nitrous oxide. You may feel aches and pains following treatment, which can be assuaged with pain medication.

Schedule an Appointment

If you suffer from dental fear or anxiety, try sedation dentistry. Call the Montclair Plaza Dental Group at (909) 281-3624. You can also schedule an appointment online here for treatment in Montclair, CA.