Sedation in Manteca CA
For some patients, the idea of restorative services, such as a filling or crown, causes a bit of anxiety. Others feel anxious simply at the mention of a dental visit. Whether you experience mild, moderate, or severe hesitation when it comes to scheduling an appointment with us at Aura Family Dentistry, we have the solution. Dr. Damle will speak with you about sedation options, which will help you feel calm and relaxed throughout your visit.

What Is Sedation?
Sedation is the use of relaxing medicine to calm your anxiety. The medicine we use in dentistry belongs to a class of drugs called sedatives. There is no one universal sedative that works for every patient. Dr. Damle will discuss your level of anxiety with you, explain your options, and select a sedation plan with you, so you feel comfortable and confident.

What Types of Sedation Do You Offer?
We offer a variety of sedation options at Aura Family Dentistry. When you arrive at your visit, we will situate you comfortably under a warm blanket. Because each patient has different feelings and requires different levels of sedation, our office provides the following choices:

  • Nitrous Oxide: Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous produces a calming effect. You will not fall asleep. However, you may experience feelings similar to euphoria. The gas wears off immediately once Dr. Damle stop administering it. You can drive yourself home after the procedure.
  • Anxiolysis: We will administer a mild tranquilizer, typically from the benzodiazepene family, which will put you in a mildly relaxed state. You will still be able to respond to verbal cues. A friend or loved one will need to drive you home after your visit while the sedative wears off.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: You will take a sedative pill before your visit or procedure, such as Valium, a commonly used sedative in dentistry. This will calm your nerves, but you will be awake and aware. You will experience a greater state of relaxation than that will anxiolysis. The sedative will take time to wear off, so you will need a ride home after the visit.

What Are the Benefits of Sedation?
High-stress situations often cause patients to avoid coming in for treatment. Even a simple checkup and cleaning has the potential to stir up feeling of anxiety in patients. If you experience an emotional response that makes a visit to the dentist a challenge, consider the following benefits of sedation that may give you the boost you need to schedule an appointment with us:

  • Reduced discomfort
  • A relaxing experience
  • Complete several procedures in one visit

Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.

Summary: Dr. Damle offers sedation options for patients who have varying intensities of dental-related anxiety, so they can enjoy a calm, relaxing visit or procedure.

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