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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Poway

Whether you require treatment for a dental implant, tooth extraction or experience dental anxiety, our team provides calming oral conscious sedation so that every experience at the dentist can be comfortable and relaxing. Call us at (858) 674-5252 to schedule your consultation for sedation dentistry in Poway.

Do You Have Dental Anxiety?

Does going to the dentist give you a sense of worry? It’s okay. You don’t have to struggle with dental anxiety alone. Our team is honored to calm your dental fear with safe, reliable and gentle dentistry in an office designed around you. It’s not always easy to get the care you need for your health, but at Pomerado Family Dental we’re here to listen to your needs and find the best methods possible to ensure your best level of comfort and care.

What is Oral Conscious Sedation?

Oral conscious sedation is often referred to as “comfortable” or “relaxing” dentistry because it provides a sense of calm and relaxation during a visit to the dentist. You may desire the aid of sedation dentistry for the following reasons:

  • If you struggle with a dental phobia or a fear of the dentist
  • Difficulty getting numb, or having a sensitive gag reflex
  • Can be used for patients with very sensitive teeth
  • Useful during lengthy appointments for complex dental treatments

Certified in Oral Conscious Sedation

Dr. Patel has administered oral conscious sedation for patients for various reasons, including cases where dental implants were placed. With years of experience and special training in the field, he understands what it means to take the fear out of dentistry by delivering gentle and conservative dentistry. At Pomerado Family Dental the mission is to create a painless and comfortable experience for each patient while they receive the best possible dental care.

Halcion: Alleviate Dental Anxiety

Halcion is an anti-anxiety oral sedative medicine that comes in an easy-to-take pill form. It is part of the “benzodiazepine” family, which decreases anxiety by toning down areas in the brain responsible for fear and creating anti-anxiety and sedative effects.

Because of the relaxing properties of sedative medicine, many patients experience a mild form of amnesia following dental treatment with sedative medicine. Although you remain awake and alert during treatment, you may not remember much of it!

Feel Prepared With Oral Conscious Sedation

Knowing what to expect with sedation dentistry at the dentist is easy when you follow the following steps:

  • Patients take 1 small pill at home about an hour before their appointment
  • Have a friend or family member drive you safely to the dentist while you begin to relax
  • Arrive at our office feeling comfortable and calm
  • Dr. Patel will carefully treat your smile gently and painlessly
  • Have your friend or family member drive you home, where they may monitor the effects of sedation dentistry wearing off over the next few hours
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A Message From Our Family

“It’s exciting to be a part of improving the health of our patients. If it wasn’t for our community, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do and enjoy the satisfaction of watching our patients lead better lives with quality dental care. As a dental office, we’re upbeat, up-to-date and passionate about our patients. We strive for the attention to detail that sets us apart from any other dental practice, with a dental staff that looks forward to seeing you smile.”

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