Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

At Castro Valley Dental Home, we are committed to your comfort, as well as quality dental care. We recognize that, like many patients, you may suffer from dental anxiety. We offer several types of sedation dentistry to help our patients relax and feel completely at ease.

When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Matthew Yuen will explain the sedation options. Considering various factors, including your medical history and the type of dental work needed, they will help you choose the type of sedation that is most appropriate for you.

Are you a candidate for dental sedation?

Anxiety can manifest itself differently for different patients, and it can affect both adults and children. If you are severely anxious, it can even keep you from undergoing necessary dental procedures, which can increase your risk for serious oral health issues.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe and mild form of sedation. It is more commonly known as laughing gas. As you inhale, you will feel very relaxed so that your dental treatment can be completed in a comfortable and safe way. With nitrous oxide sedation, you will remain fully awake throughout your treatment, so you can still talk to the staff and respond to any instructions. An added benefit of this minimal sedation option is that it wears off very quickly, so most patients can drive themselves home.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation may be appropriate if you suffer from more severe anxiety. Dr. Yuen will prescribe an anti-anxiety medication to be taken before you come to the dental office. In some cases, you may also receive a smaller dosage to take the night before, which can help to soothe anxious nerves. Dr. Yuen can evaluate the medication needed based on your needs.

Learn More about Dental Sedation

Even if you experience pronounced fear at the thought of dental treatments, it is possible for you to relax in the dental chair and be comfortable during your dental visit! To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule an appointment at Castro Valley Dental Home today.

You can book an appointment online or call us at 510-886-3888. We are proud to provide stress-free procedures to patients in Castro Valley, Oakland, Alameda, Pleasanton, San Lorenzo, and the surrounding areas.

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