For some people, a dental visit produces anxiety and fear. At Danville Family Dentist in Danville, California, Dr. Shailaja Singh understands the concerns her patients face when coming in for dental care. To ease any discomfort and pain, Dr. Singh offers oral conscious sedation. If you need special accommodations, the team at Danville Family Dentist can help. Call today or book an appointment online.
Sedation dentistry uses medication to reduce your anxiety and pain while you’re in the dental chair. You may fall asleep, but remain arousable while under sedation.
At Danville Family Dentistry, Dr. Singh offers oral conscious sedation, administering the medication by mouth rather than intravenously. Oral conscious sedation can take up to an hour to work. If you require sedation for a procedure, Dr. Singh will schedule your appointment to allow time for the medication to take effect.
Oral conscious sedation is safe. Dr. Singh and her highly trained staff closely monitor your breathing and blood pressure while you’re under sedation for any possible side effects.
Dr. Singh commonly uses oral conscious sedation when performing oral surgery, such as tooth extraction or full mouth reconstruction. However, because she has a keen understanding of the fears some patients have about dental visits, she may offer the sedative to ease discomfort for her more anxious patients.
You may feel sleepy following oral conscious sedation. The staff at Danville Family Dentistry monitor you for 1-2 hours after treatment. An oximeter placed on your finger monitors your blood oxygen levels, and the staff checks your blood pressure every 15 minutes during the recovery phase.
While you do recover quickly from oral conscious sedation, you should avoid driving and arrange a ride to and from the office. Danville Family Dentistry offers complimentary drop-off and pick-up for patients that can’t arrange a ride with a friend or family member.
At home, you may need to take it easy and refrain from alcohol and driving for about 24 hours. It’s also important to follow the diet Dr. Singh recommends to restore energy and promote healing.
The goal at Danville Family Dentistry is to make you feel comfortable while you’re in the dentist chair. In some cases, whether for surgery or anxiety, oral conscious sedation is needed.
For a dentist that cares about you and your oral health, call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking agent to see if sedation dentistry is right for you.
Danville Family Dentist
185 Front St, Suite 106
Danville, CA 94526