At El Dorado Family Dental, we never want fear or anxiety to get in the way of your dental care.
Unfortunately, many people neglect dental exams and teeth cleanings because they are afraid of the dentist or dental procedures. Maybe they had a bad experience during childhood or visited a dental clinic where the team did not use a gentle hand. No matter the reason, we understand. This is why our dentist offers sedation dentistry in El Dorado Hills, CA.
How Sedation Dentistry Works
In our dental office, we rely on three types of sedation dentistry:
- Nitrous oxide
- Conscious oral sedation
- Sleep dentistry
Our dentist is skilled in the administration of all three, and we always monitor you closely throughout your dental procedure.
Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is delivered through a small nose mask. It produces relaxation and is safe for children and adults. This sedation option wears off as soon as we remove your mask, and you are all set to drive yourself home.
Conscious Oral Sedation
If you choose this option, Dr. Mohamad Albik prescribes a pill that you take an hour or so before your dental procedure. While you are technically awake during treatment, you probably will not remember anything. With this sedation method, you need a ride to and from our dental office. We advise you not to make any serious decisions on the day of this sedation method.
With this sedation solution, we administer medication through an IV, and you sleep during your dental treatment. With this solution, you will need a ride home from your treatment, and we also advise you to avoid making serious life decisions on the day of sleep sedation.
Schedule Your Exam for Sedation Dentistry in El Dorado Hills, CA
Dr. Albik takes a careful history before determining whether you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry. And our compassionate dentist and his gentle team will always work hard to make sure you experience relaxing dentistry while under our care. Please call to schedule an appointment.