If you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. But did you know there’s a way of overcoming the fears that may have kept you from visiting your dentist? Using the techniques of sedation dentistry, your dentist can ease your apprehension and make the entire experience pain-free.
What exactly is IV Sedation Dentistry?
At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi Dr. Sanchez performs IV Sedation Dentistry at our convenient Tehachapi location. IV Sedation, also referred to as conscious sedation, twilight sleep and relaxation dentistry, is a very safe and effective method to treat high fear patients. It is a form of moderate sedation where the patient receives the sedative drug directly through a vein, so it goes to work very quickly. It allows the dentist to continually adjust the level of sedation, allowing control over the relaxation levels, combined with profound amnesia. Depending on the amount of sedative you receive, you will feel extremely relaxed.
This type of sedation requires a responsible adult to drive the patient to and from their appointment and spend some time with them afterward until the sedative wears off completely. In addition to the IV Sedation, Dr. Sanchez at Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi may also use a local anesthetic, or numbing medication at the site to eliminate or alleviate the pain of the procedure may cause any discomfort. Because the patient is in an extreme state of relaxation, it is possible for Dr. Sanchez to complete all dental work in a single visit.
Conscious sedation is a preferred treatment for difficult patients to help ease anxiety. While general anesthesia creates a total loss of consciousness, conscious sedation uses precise medications to suppress consciousness at different levels ranging from light to deep suppression and create a relaxed state for the patient. With this technique, they’re able to perform procedures like tooth extractions that are more difficult with an anxiety-prone patient.
Conscious sedation is becoming a more widespread technique in both medicine and dentistry. Using it to ease patient’s anxiety increases the chances they’ll receive all the dental care they need without unpleasant memories of their visit that could follow them into later life.
Dr. Jose David Sanchez is the ONLY dentist in Tehachapi offering IV Sedation. Sedation dentistry with Dr. Sanchez has been safe and effective for many patients who used to be apprehensive about going to the dentist. It is a comfortable way to overcome the most intense dental anxiety almost instantaneously and allow you to get the excellent dental care you deserve and need.
Better overall experience
We are happy to discuss the options available and help you restore your dental health. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we want you to be comfortable and relaxed, and when you’re not, we can’t be either. We’ll always do a good job, no matter what, and we’ll always take the best care of you, but sedation dentistry allows us to focus our full concentration on your dental work, rather than your emotional state. This means, you get a better overall experience. And so do we. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi, we’ve been able to help hundreds of people from Kern County and beyond experience relaxing and worry-free dentistry. We can do the same for you. Give us a call at (661) 822-3727 and schedule a consultation