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The Benefits of Sedation from a Pacifica Dentist

08/14/2015

While visiting the dentist's office is an important and vital part of maintaining proper oral care, some patients may have a little anxiety when it comes to any related surgical procedures. Fortunately, there is a practice known as sedation dentistry that allows even the most concerned of patients to peacefully relax or even sleep through any oral surgeries.

Dr. Ken Jin of Cabrillo Family Dental Care is one such oral surgeon in Pacifica, CA, that practices sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry (also known as "sleep dentistry") allows for multiple levels of sedation that can be adjusted based upon the patient's level of anxiety. These levels range from minimal sedation, moderate (or "conscious") sedation, deep sedation and general anesthesia. Sedation can also be administered in several different ways. These include inhaled minimal sedation, oral sedation, IV moderate sedation and deep sedation and general anesthesia. These methods can help patients with lower pain tolerances.

While most dentists can administer minimal (nitrous oxide, pills) or moderate sedation, only a small percentile of dentists have completed the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) program to use more complex techniques such as deep sedation and general anesthesia.

When it comes to sedation dentistry in Pacifica, California, there is no finer dental care than Cabrillo Family Dental Care. Our expert staff has been serving the Pacifica area for over 50 years, where we have specialized in a full spectrum of dental health procedures.

Cabrillo Family Dental Care's very own Dr. Ken Jin is an expert in performing sedation dentistry, and can help ease the concerns of any patient. To schedule an appointment today, give our offices a call at (650) 359-1646 or visit the website at http://www.pacificadentist.com/. The quality staff of Cabrillo Family Dental Care will be able to take care of any dental need.