Conscious Sedation Dentistry In San Jose
Is your unsettling fear of the dentist keeping you from enjoying a healthy and beautiful smile? Don’t worry–many of our patients suffer from dental anxiety, and we know just how to make their dental experience worry-free at our San Jose dentist office.
Why is it so important to visit the dentist regularly, anyway? Well, poor dental health can lead to problems like tooth pain and tooth loss. It can also cause whole body health issues including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
If you’ve been putting off your visit to the dentist, we have the tools and knowledge you need for a better relationship with dentistry–and a healthier mouth! We offer both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation dentistry options.
How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry Work?
You can skip the frightening needles and face masks when you choose oral conscious sedation in San Jose. This sedation method is simple and safe. Here are the steps of our oral conscious sedation dentistry process:
Quick Consultation | First, come in and talk with our compassionate dentist, Dr. Yemoto. He will help you learn all you need to know about sedation dentistry and decide if it’s right for you. He will then prescribe you an anti-anxiety medication for your appointment.
Take a Pill | Dr. Yemoto will instruct you on when to take your anti-anxiety pill or pills. Our patients usually take these calming pills the night before and/or the day of their visit with us.
Sit Back and Relax | Once you’re in the office for your procedure, you will feel relaxed and content. Oral conscious sedation pills bind the receptors in the brain that stimulate fear. You will remain conscious while feeling comfortable and at ease throughout your appointment.
Fast Recovery | Some patients feel completely capable and normal immediately after the procedure. For others, the effects of oral conscious sedation will wear off after 2-3 hours. You should bring an escort to your appointment so that you can ensure a safe drive home.
Oral conscious sedation has been a life-changer for many of our San Jose area patients. If you’d rather choose a sedation dentistry method that wears off more quickly and involves breathing in gas through a mask prior to your appointment, you may also be interested in nitrous oxide sedation dentistry.
Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Yemoto if you are in the San Jose area, including Cupertino and Los Gatos.