Sedation Dental Care
Dr. Carol Jin specializes in sedation dental care in San Ramon. If you shy away from visiting the dentist because of anxiety, this method of dentistry may be right for you to make your visit more comfortable.
Sedation Dentistry is used to make your visit to the dentist a more comfortable one. If you are the type of person who has avoided going to the dentist for many years due to fear of having dental work done, this is a great solution. Let us help alleviate the fear from your dental visit by using one of many different options from our comfort menu.
- Nitrous Oxide
- Oral Sedation
- I.V. Sedation
You can choose from nitrous oxide, which is referred to as “laughing gas,” oral options or “sleep dentistry”, or an I.V. administered by an anesthesiologist. Depending on your level of anxiety, your dentist will suggest the method that is best for you. Dr. Carol Jin is trained in the safe use of sedation methods for adult patients.
How Does Oral Sedation Work?
Oral sedation is given to the patient in the form of a small pill prior to their dental appointment. You must be driven to the dental office by another driver when this method is used. Once you arrive, you will be monitored to watch your vital signs and possibly given another pill depending on the level of comfort you are at before your dental treatment begins. You must also have a ride home from the dentist office after this procedure to ensure your saftey.
How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Work?
Dr. Carol Jin uses this method often with patients who want to reduce the pain and anxiety while having dental procedures done. Nitrous oxide is delivered through a nasal mask with oxygen to relax the patient during their procedure. Safe techniques are used when administering nitrous oxide including proper monitoring, equipment and storage unit to ensure that there are no leaks or excessive exposure.
Sedation dentistry helps to reduce the fear and anxiety of visiting the dentist. Call Dr. Carol Jin to make an appointment to find out which method is the right fit for you for your next dental procedure.