Sedation Dentistry Montclair, CA

Sedation Dentistry An Overview

Dental fear and anxiety is a common dental concern amongst patients of all ages. Dental anxiety and fear can negatively impact your oral health, leading to the development of advanced dental problems. Dr. David Srikureja and our Montclair Plaza dental care team are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthier smile through compassionate, individualized dental care.

Dr. Srikureja takes the time to understand each patient’s concerns, answer any question, and keep each patient informed on all aspects of their treatment. Knowing what to expect during your dental visit may help alleviate some fear and anxiety you may feel. Sedation dentistry can also help patients remain relaxed and comfortable throughout their treatment, and even enable them to receive multiple treatments in one visit.

Whether you visit the dentist regularly or you haven’t visited the dentist in years, we encourage patients to visit our Montclair Plaza dental office. We offer a full range of general, cosmetic dental services, and restorative dental care services to enhance your smile. We create a judgment-free environment where patients feel comfortable expressing any fear or anxiety they may have. Our goal is to help each patient feel comfortable, relaxed, and empowered during their visit to our Montclair Plaza dental office.

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients receive dental care. Patients can receive the dental care they need without fear or anxiety. More procedures can be performed in a single visit, saving the patient time and money. More benefits include:

  • Enhances effectiveness of the local anesthetic
  • Decreases gag reflex
  • Alleviates anxiety
  • Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
  • Enables more treatment to be provided in fewer visits
  • Dentist will be able to get the treatment done in a timelier manor
  • You won’t suffer from painful memories

Sedation Dentistry What to Expect

Sedation Dentistry in Montclair, CA

Dr. Srikureja will consult with you one on one to determine which sedation dentistry method best suits your needs. Dr. Srikureja will review your medical history, examine your teeth, and discuss your preferred method to determine the right solution for you.

We offer a full range of sedation dentistry methods, including:

Oral Conscious Sedation: is administered through a pill. You will be instructed to take the pill an hour before their appointment. During the procedure, the patient will experienced total relaxation and may feel drowsy. Negative thoughts and emotions, stress, and anxiety will slowly fade once the pill begins to take effect. Your arms and legs will feel heavy although you will still be conscious and able to move them. Patients will need to coordinate a safe ride to and from our Montclair Plaza dental office.

Nitrous oxide: 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 benefit of using laughing gas is the effects are immediate and will diminish once the mask is removed. This colorless and odorless gas is considered safe and extremely effective at helping anxious patients make it through stressful dental appointments.