Trusted Sedation Dentistry in Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA
Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you nauseas, or tremble with fear? Would you rather put up with the pain of a toothache than seek the dental help you need? Well, you’re not alone. Many people have a fear of going to the dentist for treatment and maintenance. If you are one of these people, then sedation dentistry may be right for you. Sedation uses medication to help put you at ease for procedures as simple as a teeth cleaning, or for more invasive procedures like a root canal. Thanks to conscious oral sedation dentistry, Dr. Schneider can often complete years of needed treatment in just a couple of visits. Most oral sedation dentistry patients nap through their appointments and leave feeling relaxed, healthy, and well cared for.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation, commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, is a safe and effective sedative used in sedation dentistry. The sedative is not meant to put you to sleep, so you can expect to hear and respond to any requests, comments or questions from your dentist. The effects of the sedative will last for as long as you are wearing the mask that delivers the agent, and for a short time after removing the mask.
Oral sedation dentistry is a procedure used by dentist that involves the administration of oral sedative drugs, typically to help a patient suffering from anxiety or fear of dental work. Oral sedation is an alternative to other types of sedation dentistry, such as IV sedation or nitrous oxide sedation.
Everyone needs to visit the dentist, but the task is easier said than done for many. When the fear and anxiety is too much to handle, sedation dentistry should be considered. IV sedation dentistry is one of the more popular options available. It is administered intravenously, allowing the sedatives to be quickly introduced to the patient’s system, and adjusted just as quickly on an as needed basis.
How Dr. Schneider Helps Patients with Sedation Dentistry
There are a variety of treatment options and services available to oral sedation patients. The sedation treatment process always begins with a consultation. You speak directly with Dr. Schneider to discuss your needs and concerns. Then you meet one-on-one with a highly trained care specialist who gathers your health history information and works with Dr. Schneider to complete your initial exam.
After your consultation and initial exam, we schedule a separate appointment for you. Dr. Schneider prescribes appropriate medications in pill form that you take in advance of your treatment appointment.
During your treatment appointment Dr. Schneider and his care team make sure that you are relaxed and resting comfortably. We monitor your blood pressure, oxygen intake and heart rate throughout your entire treatment session. Once treatment is complete, we stay with you until you are alert and ready to go home with your companion.
Why Choose Dr. Schneider for Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Schneider is an expert in sedation dentistry. Not only has he completed advanced post-doctoral training in the field of sedation dentistry, he has completed IV sedation treatment for over 200 patients in his care, and helped hundreds more patients through utilization of oral conscious sedation. Dr. Schneider is a member of Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
If you have put off dental visits, or just dislike the stress dental visits create for you, our team would like to help you create a less stressful plan for care. Please call our smile care team to schedule your complimentary sedation consultation at (949)380-0700.
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