Dental fear and anxiety can keep many Brentwood, CA patients from receiving the necessary dental treatment that they need such as dental implants. If the thought of receiving a dental implant causes you anxiety, you can now put your mind at ease. You’ll have a comfortable experience here at Balfour Dental. Our practice possesses a rare combination of positivity, comfortable amenities, and minimally invasive dental technology that makes it easy to overcome your concerns for receiving a dental implant. We offer sedation dentistry services for surgeries, customized to your unique level of dental fear to minimize your anxiety and worry. Let our sedation dentistry treatment put your fears to rest and not only change your relationship with dentistry, but ultimately your smile!
At Balfour Dental, we offer general anesthesia for patients with extreme dental anxiety who may need a deeper sleep during their dental implant surgery. We have a certified anesthesiologist who will come on the day of the surgery to provide this service and monitor our patients during their surgery.
As you may have assumed, oral sedation is a prescribed medication you take orally. In some cases, it can be taken an hour before your treatment or upon arrival to our Brentwood, CA office. Depending on the type of medication as well as the potency of your prescription you may feel anything from a moderate decrease in anxiety to feeling so relaxed you fall asleep in the chair! We’ll provide detailed guidance on the sedation we provide you including whether or not you’ll need someone to drive you home after your appointment.
Sometimes called “laughing gas” nitrous oxide is a gaseous medication you inhale through a nasal mask. Although you likely won’t laugh, you will feel drowsy and relaxed throughout your treatment. Expect to remain conscious, relaxed, and responsive throughout your care. After treatment is done, we’ll stop the nitrous oxide so you only breathe oxygen. The effects will wear off quickly allowing you to drive yourself home.
Administered intravenously, this type of sedation puts patients into a sleep-like state, though they will remain awake during their procedure. With amnesic effects, many patients who receive IV sedation may forget parts of their care or the entirety of their treatment. IV sedation is an ideal choice for patients with more severe anxiety and those needing more complex treatments. With some lasting effects, patients will need someone to drive them home after their visit.
If you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth or in need of replacing your complete smile, dental implants can be an excellent option for replacing those missing teeth, preserving the health of your smile as well as restoring its appearance and full functionality. You can be confident that our dentist, Dr. Siao and the team will do their best to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during and after the procedure.
We understand that dental implants are expensive and so is sedation dentistry. That’s why we partner with multiple insurance companies and will help you file claims to ensure your entire treatment process is painless. Don’t let your oral health challenge become a whole-body health challenge. Explore your sedation dentistry options with us at Balfour Dental in Brentwood, CA and receive the life-changing benefits of dental implant surgery! Your smile will surely thank you!
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