Options for a More Relaxed Dental Visit

How sedation dentistry from your dentist in San Jose, CA, can help relieve your dental anxiety

Dental anxiety can be a real problem for many people. If you suffer from dental anxiety, you already know how disruptive it can be. Just the thought of visiting the dentist can make you feel anxious. The good news is, sedation dentistry can help.

Dr. Nidhi Sikka at Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA, offers a wide range of dental services, including sedation dentistry to help you have a more relaxed dental visit.

Dental anxiety is a real phenomenon, and it can be caused by:

  • A difficult dental experience in the past
  • A poor dental outcome from a past dental visit
  • Fear of needles and sharp tools
  • Fear of being laid back in the dental chair
  • Disruptive sights, sounds, and smells in the dental office

When you suffer from dental anxiety, you may experience these unpleasant signs and symptoms when you visit the dentist:

  • An increased heart rate
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Hyperventilation
  • Profuse sweating

Sedation dentistry can help you enjoy a calm, relaxed appointment, while you get much-needed dental work completed. When you are calm and relaxed, your dentist can get more done, which means fewer appointments for you.

There are a few sedation methods to choose from, including:

Oral sedation, which is typically in pill form. You will take a pill about an hour before treatment. Oral sedation makes you calm and comfortable, and you may not remember much of your appointment.

Inhaled sedation, which is a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen you breathe through a nosepiece. You will feel drowsy, but you will still be conscious.

Oral sedation and inhaled sedation combined, which will cause more profound sedation; you may sleep through your appointment and not remember much afterward.

The effects of sedation may linger after your appointment. For this reason, you must bring someone with you who can drive you home.

Sedation dentistry can save you from the unpleasant effects of dental anxiety. To learn more about sedation dentistry, call Dr. Nidhi Sikka of Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA, at (408) 259-1280. Call now!

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