At Plaza Dental Group, we understand that dental anxiety is a common concern for many patients in San Jose. That's why we offer sedation dentistry options to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your dental treatments. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Maryam Jahani, Dr. Preethi Bangalore, and Dr. Ivan Lee, are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care with a focus on patient comfort and safety.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients feel more at ease during dental procedures. There are several types of sedation available, depending on your level of anxiety and the complexity of the treatment:

  • Nitrous oxide: Also known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a mask. It helps you feel relaxed and calm during the procedure, and the effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed.
  • Oral sedation: This involves taking a prescribed sedative medication before your appointment. You'll feel drowsy and relaxed, but still be able to respond to questions and instructions from the dentist.
  • IV sedation: For more complex procedures or severe dental anxiety, IV sedation may be recommended. This involves administering the sedative medication through an IV, allowing for a deeper level of relaxation.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers several benefits for patients who experience dental anxiety or require extensive dental work:

  • Increased comfort: Sedation helps you feel more relaxed and at ease during your dental treatment, reducing anxiety and discomfort.
  • Improved treatment outcomes: When you're relaxed, the dentist can work more efficiently, leading to better results and fewer complications.
  • Time-saving: Sedation allows for longer appointments, enabling the dentist to complete more work in fewer visits.
  • Reduced gag reflex: For patients with a sensitive gag reflex, sedation can help minimize this issue, making dental treatments more comfortable.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

Sedation dentistry may be a good option if you:

  • Experience dental anxiety or phobia
  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Require extensive dental work
  • Have a sensitive gag reflex
  • Have difficulty sitting still for long periods

During your consultation, Dr. Maryam Jahani, Dr. Preethi Bangalore, and Dr. Ivan Lee will discuss your concerns and medical history to determine if sedation dentistry is appropriate for your needs.

Your Comfort and Safety are Our Top Priorities

At Plaza Dental Group, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout your dental treatment. Our team is highly trained in administering sedation and monitoring patients to ensure a safe and successful experience. We use state-of-the-art technology and follow strict safety protocols to provide the best possible care for our patients in San Jose, CA.

If you're considering sedation dentistry, trust the experienced and compassionate team at Plaza Dental Group. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our doctors and learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile with less anxiety and discomfort.