Sedation Dentistry Pacifica CA

woman sitting in dental exam chair | sedation dentist pacifica caDo you feel anxious about visiting the dentist? Maybe fear has even kept you from dental appointments in the past? If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, millions of Americans feel this way, and many of them avoid getting the dental treatment they need due to fear or anxiety.

We don’t want this to happen to you! At Cabrillo Family Dental Care, we understand that visiting the dentist is uncomfortable for some patients and actually terrifying for others. For that reason, we offer several levels of dental sedation that will provide relief and meet you where you’re at so you can get the dental care and have the healthy smile we know you deserve.

Low-Level Dental Sedation in Pacifica: Nitrous Oxide

Patients who may feel a little anxious and need to “take the edge off” to feel at ease in the dental chair might benefit from nitrous oxide. Oxygen and nitrous oxide work together to help you feel relaxed while you breathe in the gases through an inhalation mask you wear during your dental appointment.

Nitrous oxide works efficiently, so you feel relaxed right away without any lingering side effects because it leaves your system when you remove the mask. This allows you to return to your normal daily activities comfortably.

Moderate Dental Sedation in Pacifica: Oral Conscious Sedation

We deliver oral sedation through a pill you take one hour before your dental appointment. The medication helps you feel deeper relaxation, yet you’re still conscious and able to communicate with our dentists.

Due to the type of medication we use, you may have little to no memory of your procedure, and you’ll need transportation to and from your dental appointment and plenty of time to recover afterward.

Deep Dental Sedation in Pacifica: IV Sedation

Patients with complicated treatment plans involving multiple procedures, high anxiety or dental phobia, or special needs could benefit from IV sedation.young couple hugging | pacifica dentist

This is the deepest level of sedation we provide that is most like sleeping through your dental appointment while you’re still conscious and able to respond to your dentist.

Dr. Jen Kin is licensed to provide IV sedation right here at our Pacifica dental office, and he will monitor your vital signs and heart rate the entire time. He will also adjust the medication throughout the procedure according to your needs.

You will need plenty of time to recover after IV sedation and should plan accordingly.

Let Us Take Care of You!

At Cabrillo Family Dental Care, we believe that everyone deserves high-quality dentistry and a beautiful, healthy smile.

If you feel scared or anxious about visiting the dentist, we would like to talk with you about your options for dental sedation that can help you feel comfortable, relaxed, and at ease.

Call our Pacifica, CA dental office today at (650) 359-1646 to learn more about how we can help you.