Oral conscious sedation is a significant part of dentistry. It allows the dentist to calm the patient’s nerves when they feel anxious to sit in the dental chair during procedures. Dr. Talluri has been certified in dental sedation through the DOCS program and licensed by the Dental Board of California.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation is used in dentistry to ensure patients are calm and composed throughout the treatment procedures. During certain treatments that may cause pain and discomfort, we will require a slightly more profound sedation level. At Arden dental, we use Valium and its derivatives to sedate our patients in a controlled manner. It is a means of sedation that is tested safe, and throughout the procedure, the dentist will monitor your pulse rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels.
Are you a candidate for oral sedation?
We use oral conscious sedation on patients who are fearful of visiting the dentist due to bad past experiences. In such cases, patients could have ignored routine dental consultations for a long time. They would require lots of treatment to be completed in a single appointment, which is why sedation would be necessary. Also, patients who have a strong gag reflex may feel uncomfortable with their mouths open for long durations. Oral sedation can be used in such cases as well. In any case, we conduct a comprehensive analysis of the patient’s health history before advancing.
What will you experience during the treatment?
Patients feel reduced levels of anxiety after they are sedated. Most of our oral sedatives have an amnesia effect, meaning patients will not remember a lot about the procedure. During more complicated procedures, such as dental implantation, bone graft, etc., a deeper level of sedation will be recommended. Under its influence, patients usually enter a state of deep sleep.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (916) 481-2001 to have a consultation with Dr. Talluri, and we will be happy to help.