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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Do you need dental work done, but are worried about how much it may hurt? Sedation dentistry may be for you. Sleep dentistry offers all the benefits of the dental care that you need, without the excessive pain that may come with it. Dr. Nidhi Sikka offers sedation dentistry at her practice, Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA, to provide you with a relaxed, calm experience.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a procedure that allows the dentist to work on the patient while the patient is under anesthesia. This method is suitable for those who have high anxiety concerning dental procedures, have very sensitive tissues, and move around in the chair.

Am I going to be overmedicated?

Your dentist will be able to discuss with you what your concerns are and adjust the pain management plan according to them. Some patients require only laughing gas which wears off and there are no major side effects after the procedure. Other individuals may require general anesthesia and need assistance getting home. Your dentist is your ally in figuring out what works for you.

I don’t like needles. Can I still be placed under sedation?

Yes, you can still receive sedation. The dentist will decide on some other form of administration to help you remain at ease during the procedure. Taking a few breaths before getting your work done also helps foster relaxation.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Because you are calm, a procedure that might have taken a while to complete will have felt like it only took minutes to perform. While you are sedated, there is a lack of tension that may prevent the dentist from reaching into areas that may be hard to clean or otherwise work on.

If sleep dentistry sounds right for you, contact Dr. Sikka at Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA. Reach out to us at (408) 259-1280 to set up an appointment. See you soon!

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