Sedation Dentistry

Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding sedation dentistry at 925-689-2585.

Are you a part of the majority of people who has put off going to the dentist due to anxiety and fear of dental treatment?

If so, you are not alone and we can help. Dr. Patil proudly offers sedation dentistry as a revolutionary tool that allows people who put off getting the dental work they need out of fear of the dentist to get treatment comfortably and safely. Sedation dentistry helps you relax to the point where you are virtually unaware of your treatment. We will monitor you throughout your procedure, assuring optimal safety. At the end of your procedure, we will gently awaken you, and you will have very little memory of what occurred-including any pain or discomfort.

A sedation dentist who is trained in the technique, is brought in to help Dr. Patil to complete multiple long procedures – even years’ worth of dental work – in just one appointment. Dr. Patil can place crowns, veneers, or dentures while you are sedated, as well as clean your teeth and perform non-surgical gum treatments.All of this can be accomplished without any discomfort at all. If you’re interested in sedation dentistry and live around Walnut Creek, look no further!

Who makes a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Adults who have the following are excellent candidates:

  • High fear or anxiety about going to the dentist
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Limited time to complete dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • Fear of needles and shots
  • A hatred of noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
  • Embarrassment about their teeth

How does Sedation Dentistry work?

Dr. Julita Patil will inform you about the several levels of sedation dentistry available for our patients. Which one is right for you depends on the procedure you are about to undergo, as well as your personal comfort level. Many of our anxious patients can be treated by utilizing prescription medications designed to take you to a deeper state of sedation. Finally, we have a working relationship with a team of dental anesthesiologists, who can utilize I.V. sedation or general anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience and a beautiful smile to show for it.

Please contact our office to find out how sedation dentistry can work for you.