Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic & Sedation Dentists located in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA

If a trip to the dentist makes you uncomfortable and anxious, you’re not alone. Many people experience dental anxiety, with some cases so bad that it prevents people from getting the care they need. At Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group in Carlsbad Village, California, Ryan Watkins, DDS, licensed anesthesiologist and his team of dental professionals offer sedation dentistry services to help people feel more calm and relaxed in the dental chair. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group today by phone or with the online tool.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry includes the use of medical sedatives to enhance your dental experience. Whether you’d like to be more calm and relaxed during your procedure or need something to help you sit still for the length of your treatment, sedation dentistry is a tool to help you get the care you need.

The team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group is highly-experienced in incorporating sedatives into their dental treatments. They’ve personally witnessed numerous patients have transformative experiences thanks to sedation dentistry.

Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is an excellent addition to dental treatment for anyone who would like to have an easier time at the dentist. It’s well-suited for those who have:

Certain disabilities Sensitive gag reflex Severe dental phobias or anxieties Difficulty sitting still for extended periods Extensive, complex, or lengthy procedures A preference to be asleep during their treatment

Sedation dentistry is also excellent for children who have conditions or behaviors that necessitate more than just local anesthetic or nitrous oxide to successfully deliver effective dental care.

What types of dental sedatives do you offer?

Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group routinely administers a variety of dental sedatives, including:

Local anesthesia

Local anesthesia is a shot that your dentist injects into the area of your mouth where you’re getting dental work. It numbs your tissues and prevents you from feeling any pain associated with your treatment.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation that leaves you more calm and relaxed. In some cases, it can even give you the giggles, hence the name. Nitrous oxide is a gas, and the team administers it through a mask that you wear on your nose throughout your procedure. It takes effect quickly and wears off shortly after you stop inhaling it.

Moderate conscious sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia These more advanced forms of sedation dentistry can alter your state of awareness or even keep you safely asleep throughout your treatment.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

The team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group makes sure that all of their sedation dentistry treatments are safe. They use advanced monitoring technologies, like Kodak digital sensors and advanced patient monitors, that deliver up-to-the-second vital signs to ensure you’re safe and healthy throughout your procedure.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, schedule a consultation with the team at Dreamtime Dentistry Dental Group today by calling the office or booking a visit online.