Our caring dentist and team want you to feel comfortable in our office. One of the strategies we offer for helping you to feel at ease while you receive treatment is sedation dentistry. We may recommend sedation dentistry if:
- You have dental anxiety or fear
- You have difficulty getting numb
- You have a sensitive gag reflex
- You feel nervous about visiting our office
Sedation dentistry helps you to feel comfortable in our office so that you can receive the treatments you need without difficulty. When you receive a sedation treatment, our team will monitor you throughout your entire appointment to ensure your safety and comfort. Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you may need to have someone available to drive you to and from our office.
Victorville Family Dentistry offers two types of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild sedation that works through inhaling a special gas. When you receive nitrous oxide, we will provide a nose mask through which you will breathe the gas and become more relaxed.
Oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed oral medication prior to your appointment. This medication is usually a pill. By the time you are at our office and begin to receive treatment, you should be completely comfortable.
For more information about sedation dentistry in Victorville, California, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt to find out which type of sedation is best for you, call Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800.