Do you feel anxious about dental appointments? Dental anxiety is very common. Many people avoid going to the dentist because of it. Our sedation dentistry options can help you relax and feel at ease during your appointment. It also helps us focus on your treatment. When you are relaxed and comfortable, we can usually accomplish more during a single dental appointment than we might be able to otherwise. This means you’ll need to schedule fewer dental appointments and still be able to have all your dental needs addressed.
What is Sedation Dentistry and How Does it Work?
You don’t have to worry about our dental services. At Pomona Dental Practice, you can trust that we will optimize your comfort and deliver gentle, quality treatment.
But we get it. Some patients may feel anxiety regarding even the most comfortable dental procedures. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. It can help you get the dental care you need.
Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. At Pomona Dental Practice, we mainly focus on laughing gas which you typically inhale through your nose. It is a light form of sedation and a safe, effective way to help you feel more relaxed during your dental appointment.
Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?
It can be beneficial for patients who:
- Have a fear or anxiety about going to the dentist
- Need multiple dental procedures done in one visit
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Have difficulty getting numb
- Have a bad experience with dental treatments in the past
How Will I Feel During Sedation Dentistry?
You can expect to feel very relaxed and comfortable. You may even feel like you are in a deep sleep. Sedation will help you relax and allow us to focus on your treatment. You will generally be able to respond to us and will be in command of your senses, but you may leave the appointment with little to no memory of the treatment and feel good afterward.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost will depend on the type of sedation you receive and the length and complexity of your dental procedure.
That being said, we want to ensure everyone has access to the dental care they need – including sedation dentistry. We offer various financing options to ensure that finances don’t stand in the way of getting the dental care you need and deserve. We work with most insurance groups, including Medi-Cal. If you don’t have dental insurance or Medi-Cal, we also accept Care Credit to help you pay for your out-of-pocket expenses.
How to Prepare for a Dental Appointment
Once you have decided to undergo sedation dentistry, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your appointment.
- Tell your dentist about any medical conditions and medications you are taking. Medical information includes over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
- Arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
- Eat a light meal before your appointment.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Do You Feel Pain with Sedation Dentistry?
You may not feel any pain during your dental procedure with sedation dentistry. However, you may feel some pressure. If you do feel pain, let your dentist know right away.
Safe and Relaxing Sedation Dentistry in Pomona, CA
You can get the dental care you need without feeling anxious or stressed with sedation dentistry. Our safe and effective sedatives will help make your experience more comfortable.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, call us and schedule a consultation. Talk to Dr. Yvonne Shu Rodriguez or Dr. Marcelo Romero Shu. We may be able to offer sedation dentistry during your treatment options in Pomona, California.