For some patients, the thought of coming into the dental office for repair or improvement can be a significant hindrance to their oral health care. If this sounds like you, don’t wait to talk to your dentist about your options. With advances in anesthetic technology, keeping up with your oral health care has never been easier, even if you struggle with your dental anxiety.
At our dental clinic offices in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA, we offer sedative services the help you receive the care that you need. We have a dedicated anesthesiologist on staff so that when you need a little extra help in your dentistry, you have someone by your side to help you through the process. Our office provides four main types of anesthesia, from local anesthesia and oral sedation to conscious sedation and even general anesthesia. Every person is different and we are here to accommodate your specific needs. Schedule an appointment with our team today and be sure to tell your dentist about your needs. We are here to help!
Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Keep You From Seeing Your Dentist
There are a few different methods to help you receive the care that you need, and the use of these depends on your level of comfort and the procedure that you need to keep your smile safe and beautiful. By offering local anesthesia to help numb parts of your smile, it helps your dentist to do the work that they need to do. Sometimes, this is not enough to keep you as calm as you need to be, and if that is the case, then we can talk about sedation dentistry.
The Differences Between Your Anesthesia Options
Sedation dentistry encompasses a few different techniques to help you see your dentist, including nitrous oxide. This is a gas that can help you to relieve your dental anxiety, and it has a long and storied history within the world of dentistry. Nitrous oxide is so safe that it is even used to help pregnant women in labor!
Oral conscious sedation includes the taking of a pill to help you remain calm while you are at the office. IV, or intravenous, sedation, is another option that can help patients to overcome their dental anxiety. Most people wind up asleep for their treatment, waking up only when they are done. With both of these types of sedation, it is important to have a dedicated healthcare professional on hand to keep an eye on your vitals. And be sure to plan your trip home, as you will need a friend or family member to drive you!
Find Out More About Sedation Dentistry With Dr. Jin Y. Kim!
When your dental anxiety becomes too much to overcome, talk to our team about your options. To learn more about sedation dentistry, give us a call at our Diamond Bar, CA dental office at (909) 860-9222 today!