Are you looking for sedation dentistry options? Dr. Jeffrey Stein has received specific training & certification in the use of Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry as a way to help patients overcome their fears of the dentist. Dr. Stein has been described as a calm, kind, & caring dentist in Lancaster, CA.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is often mistakenly thought to induce sleep. In fact, most sedatives allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure. Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation only work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.
What Kinds Of Sedatives Are Available?
Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is used as a mild sedative. It is delivered through a nose hood, and is administered throughout the entire procedure. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood and can evoke a general sense of well-being. Most importantly, it relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure. In addition, some tingling and numbness may be felt. There are few side effects associated with nitrous oxide, and it has been safely used in dentistry for many years.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
Oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear needles. Oral medication is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a moderate state of sedation. Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses. This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells or noises associated with the procedure. Usually, a dose of medication is taken prior to the appointment, and then topped up during the procedure as required.
Contact us today for more info on how we can provide specialized dental services if you’re feeling anxious about getting dental work.
New Patients Are Welcome!
New patients and their families that require regular/routine care are always welcomed in our office, as well as those who are in need of emergency care.