At Fallbrook Dental Care, we understand that some patients may experience dental anxiety or have sensitive teeth, making dental treatment a daunting prospect. That's why we offer two excellent options for sedation dentistry: Oral Conscious Sedation and Nitrous Oxide.
What is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral Conscious Sedation involves medication-induced relaxation during dental procedures. This method maximizes the benefits of local anesthesia and is ideal for patients with healthy gums and sufficient bone for dental implant support.
What is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a safe and mild sedative gas that patients breathe in through their noses. It works wonders in calming nerves and reducing the gag reflex, enabling patients to remain comfortable and relaxed throughout their dental treatment.
Advantages of Oral Conscious Sedation and Nitrous Oxide:
Minimally Invasive: Both methods are administered through inhalation, eliminating the need for needles or injections. There's no cutting of tissue or sutures, and recovery time is minimal.
No Gag Reflex: Nitrous oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation effectively suppress the gag reflex, allowing patients to remain still and at ease during their dental procedures.
No Nausea or Vomiting: Oral Conscious Sedation provides a deep level of relaxation, reducing the likelihood of nausea or vomiting that can sometimes occur with nitrous oxide.
Safe and Effective: Both sedation options are safe and highly effective in providing a comfortable and anxiety-free dental experience.
With Oral Conscious Sedation, patients take a small pill before the procedure, which takes effect almost immediately and can last up to six hours. This approach helps patients overcome any anxiety they may have.
On the other hand, Nitrous Oxide is inhaled as a gas, allowing patients to breathe normally at their own pace. The calming effect is so effective that patients may feel on the verge of falling asleep, yet they can still communicate with the dentist during the appointment.
For the most comfortable dental care experience, Fallbrook Dental Care is your go-to destination. Schedule an appointment today by visiting us at 645 E. Elder Street Suite A, Fallbrook, CA 92028, or call (760) 728-8375. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing the best dental care while ensuring your utmost comfort and relaxation.
Dr. Robin Mells, DDS
As a Board Certified Doctor of Dental Surgery in Fallbrook, CA, Dr. Mells combines advanced training and expertise with a passion for patient care to deliver the best experience possible for everyone who visits our office.
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