For most patients, any dental work more extensive than a regular cleaning is anticipated to be an uncomfortable experience. But for those who suffer from dental phobias, the prospect can be terrifying. Mona Lisa Smile Dental offers a variety of sedation dentistry options for you to choose from in our San Ramon, California dental office. Imagine walking into the dentist’s office, being completely relaxed and comfortable in the dental chair with a warm blanket, feeling so drowsy that you can barely keep your eyes open, and feeling confident that when the medication wears off, you will have completed your treatment in complete comfort–and you won’t really remember much–if anything–of your appointment.
Sedation helps you relax to the point where you are virtually unaware of your treatment. We will monitor you throughout your procedure, assuring optimal safety. At the end of your procedure, we will gently awaken you, and you will have very little memory of what occurred-including any pain or discomfort.Having root canal therapy done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections. We offer a variety of Sedation options for you to choose from.
Benefits of sedation dentistry
Dr. Khandaqji can complete multiple long procedures – even years’ worth of dental work – in just one appointment. Dr. Khandaqji can place crowns, veneers, or dentures while you are sedated, as well as clean your teeth and perform non-surgical gum treatments. All of this can be accomplished without any discomfort at all. After an initial consultation, you’ll take a medication just prior to your appointment. We will inform you about the several levels of sedation dentistry available for our patients. Which one is right for you depends on the procedure you are about to undergo, as well as your personal comfort level. Many of our anxious patients can be treated by utilizing prescription medications designed to take you to a deeper state of sedation. You’ll want to have a friend deliver you to and from the office as you’ll be drowsy and unable to drive. At your appointment, you’ll be sleepy, but thoroughly responsive. Our team monitors you throughout the procedure.