Relax! Sedation dentistry is available in Petaluma CA

Does fear of the dentist keep you from scheduling routine checkups or getting needed treatment? Are there cosmetic smile enhancements you would love to consider if you could only overcome dental phobia? Are you just too busy for multiple dental appointments necessary to get an extensive procedure completed? Sedation dentistry could solve your problems. At North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, CA, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski helps patients in the Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Santa Rosa, Novato, and surrounding CA communities exhale and smile with oral conscious sedation.

You have sedation dentistry options in Petaluma, CA

Every patient is unique, and their anxieties come from different sources. Yet they often have one thing in common – knowing a caring dentist is willing to listen to their concerns helps them take the first step toward treatment. For some, that is all that is necessary to get started. Others need a little pharmacological help.

Nitrous oxide dental sedation is a good choice for a mildly anxious patient, or someone who is afraid of numbing injections. This pleasantly scented gas is inhaled through a nasal mask. It induces a carefree sense of euphoria. “Laughing gas” takes effect quickly and wears off almost immediately when the flow is stopped, so you can drive or return to normal activities right after your appointment. Nitrous oxide is safe for children as well as adults.

Oral sedation is a relaxing medication in pill form. Dr. Szyperski may suggest a dose the night before your appointment so you can rest, and another about an hour before you come in. You will need a driver. However, with this level of sedation a lengthy procedure or multiple treatments can be completed comfortably, in one visit.

As the name indicates, with conscious sedation dentistry you are not “knocked out” – just calm and unconcerned about activity in the treatment room. Some patients doze off, but you breathe normally, can communicate, and may get out of the chair if necessary. Most people have little recollection of treatment when the medication wears off.

“Sedation dentistry near me” can be found at North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, CA. Call (707) 306-8001 to talk with Dr. Szyperski about getting over fear of the dentist for good.