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Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Dental fear and anxiety are common feelings that keep many Gilroy, California residents from visiting the dentist and receiving the routine care required for a healthy smile. If you are neglecting your smile out of an act of avoidance, our team would like the opportunity to change your perspective. At Gilroy Dental we combine a positive approach, comfortable environment, and modern technology to create a welcoming experience for you. We are always prioritizing minimally invasive dental techniques to make your visit more enjoyable. For situations where you may need additional stress relief, we offer sedation dentistry services. We are happy to discuss and deploy a customized sedation dentistry plan to minimize your anxiety and concern while completing the care you need.

When is Sedation Dentistry Necessary?

Common Sedation Dentistry Services

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a prescribed medication taken orally. In some cases, it can be taken an hour before treatment or upon arrival at the dentist’s office. Depending on the type of medication as well as the prescription, patients may feel anything from a moderate decrease in anxiety to drowsiness in the chair. With this sedation method, it may be necessary for a friend or family member to provide transportation home.
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IV Sedation

Administered intravenously, this type of sedation puts patients into a sleep-like state, though they will remain awake during their procedure. With amnesic effects, many patients who receive IV sedation may forget parts of their care or the entirety of their treatment. IV sedation is an ideal choice for patients with more severe anxiety and those needing more complex treatments. With some lasting effects, patients will certainly need someone to drive them home after their visit.
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Your Feelings, Your Smile, Your Health

If the sights, sounds, and smells of a dental visit, make you nervous then sedation dentistry may be the solution that gets your dental needs taken care of. Poor dental health is often linked to more serious health conditions. Tooth decay can lead to gum disease which can cause tooth loss. If left unchecked, the disease-causing bacteria found in gum disease can spread throughout your entire body.

Fear and anxiety shouldn’t keep your health at risk, we are happy to provide more insight on sedation dentistry in Gilroy, CA. We also partner with insurance providers and will help you file claims to ensure your entire treatment process is painless. Visit Gilroy Dental Associates in Gilroy, CA, and receive the dental care you have been avoiding in a comfortable setting and state of mind.

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