Sedation Dentistry Specialist

San Ramon Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Anti-Aging Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA

Dental procedures aren’t painful or anxiety-producing when you have access to sedation dentistry at San Ramon Dental Excellence in San Ramon, California. Highly trained family and cosmetic dentist Divian Patel, DDS, offers a variety of sedation dentistry options to maximize comfort when you’re in the dental chair. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule online today.

Sedation Dentistry

What is sedation dentistry?

San Ramon Dental Excellence offers sedation dentistry to help you relax or fall asleep during dental procedures. Dr. Patel and Dr. Hakim also numb the treatment area if needed to ensure you avoid any discomfort during dental surgery or other treatments.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry makes dental experiences at San Ramon Dental Excellence as comfortable as possible. It is safe and highly effective, and some types of sedation even offer you the opportunity to drive yourself home after dental procedures.

Why would I choose sedation dentistry?

Dr. Patel and Dr. Hakim might recommend sedation dentistry if you struggle with dental anxiety, need dental surgery, or require other dental procedures that make you fearful — such as a root canal. 

Sedation dentistry is also useful for children who have difficulty sitting still or for special needs patients.

What are the different types of sedation dentistry?

Some of the different types of sedation dentistry available at San Ramon Dental Excellence include:

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a safe gas you breathe in through a mask to help you feel relaxed during dental procedures. Dr. Patel and Dr. Hakim control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive based on your individualized needs. Since nitrous oxide wears off quickly, you can drive yourself home after treatment. 

Oral sedation

You take a pill about an hour before dental procedures when receiving oral sedation at San Ramon Dental Excellence. The pill makes you feel drowsy and relaxed. You might remain awake during your dental procedure or fall asleep in some cases. Someone must drive you home after oral sedation. 

Which type of sedation dentistry is best for me?

Dr. Patel and Dr. Hakim personalize sedation options based on your needs, preferences, the type of dental procedure you need, and whether or not you’d like to drive yourself home afterward. He pursues your best interests and ensures maximum comfort during dental treatments at San Ramon Dental Excellence.

To learn more about sedation dentistry at San Ramon Dental Excellence and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.