The doctors and staff of Hillcrest Dental Group understand that dental phobias can be severely limiting; dental anxiety leaves patients feeling panic-stricken at the thought of visiting a dentist for oral health care. The seriousness of dental anxiety is such that it prevents you from getting the preventive care you need. At Hillcrest Dental Group, we offer conscious sedation in Petaluma to help nervous patients get comfortable and anxiety-free dental care for healthier smiles.
Sedation dentistry provides relief from anxiety for patients who are normally too apprehensive or anxious to seek out and receive dental care. Oral sedation involves the use of certain medications, which can range in strength and half-life, depending on your needs.
Our dental sedation services allow Dr. DeBerardinis and her team to deliver comprehensive care in a comfortable and worry-free environment for our patients. Dr. DeBerardinis is certified in oral conscious sedation, which has allowed her to successfully and safely treat anxious patients. Dental sedation helps patients manage the following issues:
• Anxiety and stress
• Gag reflexes
• Sensitive teeth and gums
Conscious sedation places you in a state of relaxation, but allows you to remain awake throughout your treatment, so you can let Dr. DeBerardinis know if you are uncomfortable at any point during your visit. While oral conscious sedation does not put you to sleep directly, some patients are relaxed enough to fall asleep for a short period of time.
Sedation dentistry is also known as relaxation dentistry since it manages discomfort and anxiety. By providing oral sedation at our Petaluma dental office, we effectively help our patients avoid discomfort, and become as relaxed as possible. Patients are treated according to their needs and feel that their visit has passed in only minutes.
Sedation is a safe and effective way for anxious patients to get the dental treatment they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. It is our mission to provide knowledgeable, skilled sedation dental care for our patients’ safety and wellbeing.
If you feel you would benefit from oral conscious sedation, please contact our Petaluma dental office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you!