Sedation Dentistry – Carmichael, CA
The idea of undergoing oral surgery is enough to make even the bravest person feel nervous, and we completely understand! Dr. Ji and the rest of our team believe that patient comfort is extremely important, so to ensure everyone has a relaxing experience while under our care, we’re happy to offer a variety of sedation techniques. Safe, gentle, and proven to be effective, sedation can help even the most persistent worries float away on a river of calm. To learn more about your sedation options with us, feel free to give us a call any time.
Why Choose Sheng Ji, DDS, MD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for Sedation Dentistry?
- Patient Comfort Always Comes First
- Surgeon Dual-Trained in Both Medicine & Dentistry
- Warm, Friendly, & Highly-Experienced Team
- Extensive Training in the Safe Administration of all Forms of Anesthesia
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is so safe that it can even be used to help very young children, though it’s also effective for fully-grown adults. A patient simply inhales the odorless gas through a nasal mask to help them become more tranquil during a procedure. It only takes a few minutes for a patient to experience the effects, and once the appointment is over and the mask is removed, they quickly go away, allowing a patient to go straight back to their day without interruption.
Oral Conscious Sedation
For patients who experience mild to moderate anxiety associated with an upcoming procedure, Dr. Ji can prescribe them a medication to take at home the day of their appointment. The goal is for a patient to be sedated by the time they reach our office so they feel comfortable from check-in to checkout. While in the chair, a patient will remain awake, but time will seem to go by very fast, and they will likely have fuzzy memories (if any) after their visit.
With IV sedation, the sedative is administered directly into the bloodstream using an injection in the hand or arm. This helps a patient become deeply relaxed very quickly, and we can actually adjust the sedative level in real time to ensure someone feels comfortable moment to moment. This approach is typically recommended for patients who have severe anxiety and/or are in need of an extensive procedure.
General anesthesia enables a patient to literally sleep through their appointment and wake up with absolutely no memory of what happened during a treatment. This method is very helpful for patients with extreme fear, those who have neck/back problems that make sitting for an entire appointment painful, and those who want multiple procedures completed in a single appointment in order to save time.