Sedation DentistryAn Overview
If you avoid dental care due to dental anxiety or stress, you are not alone.
Dental anxiety is a shared experience for many of our patients. At Claremont Dental Institute we believe that visiting the dentist does not have to be and should not be stress-inducing. Your safety and comfort are at the foundation of our practice.
One of the ways we help patients overcome dental anxiety is by maintaining open and honest communication. We always outline all necessary procedures and walk our patients through each step of their treatment plan.
For many patients, having a better understanding of their treatment helps to reduce stress and anxiety associated with the unknowns of dentistry.
Our entire team of dental care professionals is highly skilled, experienced, and expertly trained to provide gentle, high-quality, modern dental care for patients of all ages, including IV Sedation and sleep dentistry.
Dr. Vijay Patel is specially trained in sleep dentistry. Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, helps patients with sensitivity, a hyperactive gag reflex, or dental anxiety receive the dental care they need in a safe and supportive environment.
He provides patients in Claremont, Upland, La Verne, and San Dimas, CA, with sedation dentistry for the most relaxing, calming dental care experience in the area.
“The patient’s experience with Dentistry has come along way! You no longer have to endure the anxiety, stress or even the sounds with your visit. Our various sedation options can really improve your appointment. And, we have invested heavily in the best training, equipment andn technology so you can rest easy.”
—Dr. Vijay Patel
I drove a very far way to this office on the recommendation of a trusted friend and she was absolutely right. This office is lovely, super clean and the staff and doctors are unbelievably nice and took the time to hear me, as did the assistants. I have had a…Stacy Frisher
It is so nice to finally have a dentist who, along with his staff, can take the pain away, make me fee comfortable and not charge me an arm and a leg doing so. Kudos to Claremont Dental Institute!Anne P.
Claremont Dental Institute is at the forefront of a dental revolution. People all over the country have been pleasantly shocked after experiencing anesthesia-free and virtually pain-free procedures. The skilled practitioners at Claremont Dental Institute now deliver that experience to each one of their patients.CEO Michael Cataldo
Sedation Dentistry What to Expect
Dr. Patel is a sleep dentistry specialist. He provides safe, effective options for optimal relaxation during your dental procedure. Your well-being and safety are our top priorities, and all patients are closely monitored while under any sedation.
Before receiving any form of sedation dentistry, all patients undergo a thorough oral health exam, medical history evaluation, and personalized consultation with their dentist. Your dentist will help you choose the type of sedation that is most suitable for your required procedures and preferences.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that our dentist uses to help patients relax during their dental procedures. It is a colorless and odorless gas.
You will inhale nitrous oxide through a nasal mask that fits over your nose. You will instantly relax as soon as you inhale the gas. Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” can help make you more comfortable during routine dental visits. Our patients remain alert and awake during their treatment and can respond to directions without anxiety.
It can also help reduce pain and discomfort associated with certain dental procedures. In addition, nitrous oxide can help reduce gagging reflexes which can make it easier for the dentist to perform certain treatments.
Oral sedation is a method of providing a deeper state of relaxation than nitrous oxide. Oral sedation works by using a combination of medications to help the patient relax and reduce anxiety. Safe and effective, you will take oral sedation in pill form before treatment. Patients will require a ride to and from our dental office as the effects can take several hours to wear off.
IV sedation is a type of anesthesia that your dentist can administer intravenously to help patients relax during more advanced dental procedures or oral surgery. It works by providing a combination of medications that reduce anxiety and pain. Patients will fall asleep quickly and will remain unconscious during the duration of treatment. The effects of IV sedation can be felt almost immediately. It is an effective way to ensure that patients remain comfortable and safe during their dental treatments or surgeries.
Your dentist can perform many procedures in one sitting saving patients time and money. Our professional dental anesthesiologist will closely monitor you.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, contact our Claremont, CA dentist office to learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you. Taking care of your oral health and addressing lingering dental concerns can help you enjoy a more fulfilling life and improves the health and wellness of your entire body.
Contact our welcoming front desk staff at (909) 277-6919 to request your sedation dentistry consultation, or request a consultation online.