How sedation dentistry can help you overcome your dental fears
Does the thought of visiting the dentist make your heart beat faster? Do you have dental needs that aren’t taken care of because you are afraid of going to the dentist? If this sounds like you, chances are you suffer from dental anxiety, a very real fear that is also very common. Now, there is help to calm your fears and help you get your treatment completed. Sedation dentistry is the answer you are looking for, and your dentists at Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA are here to help.
There are many reasons why people are afraid of visiting the dentist. Some people are sensitive to sounds, smells and the touch of other people. Your dentists at Sikka Dental want you to know that if you are afraid of needles, sounds of the handpiece or the hustle and bustle of the office they can make your appointment calm and comfortable, changing your dental experience for the better!
You can choose how relaxed you want to be. Whether you want just mild relaxation, or you want to be completely asleep, the choice is yours. Your San Jose dentists at Sikka Dental offer a wide range of sedation procedures custom-made for you. You can choose from:
- Oral sedation--taken in the form of a pill; this method allows you to be mildly relaxed but still conscious and able to respond to questions. Common sedatives include Valium and Halcion.
- Inhaled conscious sedation--in the form of a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture inhaled through a nosepiece; this method allows you to be relaxed and conscious, but the effects leave your system quickly. Inhaled sedation can be combined with oral sedation for a more profound level of relaxation.
- Intravenous conscious sedation--taken in the form of liquid medication injected directly into your bloodstream through a vein; the effects are immediate and profound, allowing you to be asleep and not remember your appointment.
Whichever sedation method you choose, your dentists at Sikka Dental are committed to providing you with a positive, comfortable dental experience before, during and after your treatment. It’s time for you to stop suffering from dental fear. Call your dentists at Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA today and change the way you feel about dental treatment. Call today and get rid of your dental fear!