Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Common Questions About Dental Sedation In Sacramento

If you think you might benefit from a more relaxing dental experience, here are some questions that you may want answered about dental sedation.

  1. What is dental phobia?

    Dental phobia is a more intense form of dental anxiety that can cause the sufferer endless dental and overall health issues. Those who truly experience dental phobia have a difficult time visiting the dentist, because it causes them an overwhelming amount of fear and anxiety. Those with dental phobia should be introduced to anxiety-free dentistry, or sedation dentistry. Conscious sedation really can make a visit to the dentist an easy, comfortable, and stress-free experience.

  2. Is dental sedation safe?

    When dental sedation is administered by individuals who are qualified, conscious sedation is considered extremely safe. CRNAS, anesthesiologists, and some dentists are qualified to administer dental sedation. Dr. Michael Boyce is one of those dentists. Dr. Boyce is a certified sedation dentist with DOCS. We will also monitor you closely while you are sedated.

  3. What are the side effects of sedation dentistry?

    Those who undergo dental sedation may experience some forgetfulness, amnesia, and confusion after the appointment. They will likely not remember the details of their time in the dentist’s office. Rarely, other side effects may occur, including headache or nausea.

  4. Will I feel pain?

    Most patients feel absolutely no discomfort throughout their visit. They often comment that they feel great after their appointment.

  5. Will I be completely relaxed during dental sedation?

    Although you will be awake, you will be relaxed as if you were asleep. Your body and mind can rest fully while your dentist improves your health.

  6. What will happen to my concept of time during dental sedation?

    Our patients usually are unable to maintain any concept of time while they are sedated. By the time the sedation wears off, it feels like only a few moments have passed, as if they have been asleep.

  7. Which procedures can be performed while I am sedated?

    Most procedures can be performed while you are sedated. Dental sedation is used to eliminate any level of anxiety that our patients feel so that we can improve their health and get them the results that they are looking for.

Come find out if dental sedation is the answer to your worries and questions about dentistry. Let Dr. Boyce and his staff treat you with personalized care, and provide you with a relaxing sedation dentistry experience. Give us a call at Ardent Dental Care today!

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Arden Dental Care
Michael S. Boyce DDS
Arden Dental Care - Michael S. Boyce DDS If you are searching for the perfect dentist in Sacramento, Dr. Boyce is the right choice! From cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign to sedation dentistry, give us a call today to schedule an appointment if you are in the area, from Fair Oaks to Carmichael, CA!
1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1
Sacramento, CA 95825
Call: 916-481-2001916-481-2001
  • Love Arden Dental Care! All of the staff are friendly and professional. Dr. Boyce is particularly great with me and my dental phobia. He works with me and has options that calm me down like watching a DVD while he works on me. Great distraction and calming effects!
    —Toni H.
  • What a great place …. friendly and knowledgeable staff …. I have always had bad luck with dentists … this place was great they made me feel right at home :) thanks Dr.Boyce and staff
    —Peter L.
  • Been going here for years. Never a bad experience. Best staff you can ask for!
    —Matt R.
  • Been going to this dentist office happily for forty years. They always update their tech and have the best staff in the city. Quit looking. Without any question this is it. You cannot go wrong.
    —Breanna C.

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