Enjoy oral dental sedation with Palo Alto area implantologist.
At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, our dentist stresses the importance of a positive experience during each visit. Dr. Shivani Gupta of Palo Alto is a dentist and implantologist who works with patients who may deal with routine dental anxiety. Luckily, there are ways to ensure a patient’s comfort during their visit to help them get the treatments necessary to improve their oral health. Our practice will often suggest the use of oral dental sedation for patients who are nervous about having dental work completed.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Many patients are familiar with certain methods of relaxing a patient during a dental visit, such as “laughing gas.” Laughing gas is also known as nitrous oxide and can provide immediate relief and fast reversal. However, this might not be enough to help a patient feel completely relaxed, especially if they have significant dental anxieties or are undergoing more extensive procedures that require them to spend more time in the dental chair than a typically cleaning or filling. Oral conscious sedation is often recommended at this point.
Oral conscious sedation is the use of a prescription sedative that patients will obtain prior to their visit to the dentist. They take the oral medication before they arrive at the office. All patients who are using oral conscious sedation will need to arrange transportation to and from the practice as they are advised to avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery while the medication is in their system. Patients arrive at the office relaxed yet coherent, and have their procedure completed before returning home to rest. After resting, many patients do not recall their appointment—but their dental work is complete!
Why choose oral conscious sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is best used for patients with moderate to severe dental anxieties that are unable to relax with alternative methods such as nitrous oxide. Dr. Shivani Gupta of Peninsula Dental Implant Center will evaluate a patient to find out if this is the best approach. Arrangements for oral conscious sedation are often made well in advance of the next appointment. Oral conscious sedation is often chosen because it:
- Is an affordable option.
- Is easy to take and activate.
- Is effective for higher levels of anxiety.
- Is easy to obtain through one’s pharmacy.
- Eliminates fear and anxiety.
Why choose Peninsula Dental Implant Center?
Dr. Shivani Gupta is a dedicated professional who is here to help patients look and feel their best through their oral health and wellness. She is a member of several different organizations, both local and international, including:
- San Mateo County Dental Society
- California Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Implant Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
She has years of experience and is a professional who is well-respected in the Palo Alto community.
Call today to learn more about oral conscious sedation.
If you are worried about your next dental appointment, it is time to be honest and open with Dr. Shivani Gupta of Peninsula Dental Implant Center to find out if you are a good candidate for oral conscious sedation. Her facility is conveniently located in San Carlos, CA at 1201 St. Francis Way and can be reached for an appointment at (650) 232-7650.
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