Sedation Dentistry in San Jose, CA

At AZ Dental, we want you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your dental treatment. We understand patients may get nervous about visiting the dentist for a variety of reasons, but we want to ensure that your treatment is as enjoyable as possible. If you need help relaxing during your dental care, our dentists can provide safe, controlled sedation dentistry designed to help you feel more comfortable during your treatment.

woman smiling before her dental procedure at AZ DentalOur experienced dentist and team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. Depending on your sedation option, you may need to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.

At AZ Dental, we offer several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

Laughing Gas

Laughing gas sedation is mixed with oxygen and inhaled during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. This mild form of sedation wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.

IV Sedation

Involves administering sedative medication intravenously (through the veins). This method of delivery enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, as well as easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past or simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

Because we understand it's not uncommon for patients to experience dental anxiety and fear, our team at AZ Dental recognizes that every patient’s situation is different. When you visit our San Jose practice, our dentists will listen to your dental concerns and work with you to find a solution ensures your dental care remains as safe and comfortable as possible. If you get worried or anxious about your dental care, we're here to help, offering top sedation anxiety solutions in San Jose and beyond!

Dental Anxiety & Fear Treatment

At AZ Dental, we understand dental fear and anxiety is a common occurrence, and patients should not be embarrassed about expressing their concerns with our dentists. We want to make sure that your visits are pleasant and comfortable, and we want to help replace negative or fearful feelings with positive ones. There are many ways that our dentists may recommend to help you feel more relaxed. Some of these solutions include:

Talk to your dentist: contrary to what some may think, our dentists cannot read your mind. If you experience dental fears or anxiety, share your concerns with our dentists. We are not here to judge our patients, but to find solutions and provide trustworthy care.

patient holding the device used to provide laughing gas for dental proceduresListen to music: headphones can help block the sounds that are often associated with a dental office. Listening to music you enjoy can also help put you at ease and distract you from your treatment.

Agree on a signal: our dentists are not out to cause pain, and it is important to establish a “stop” signal that both the dentist and you will recognize.

Use throat spray: if you have a sensitive gag reflex, two to three sprits of throat spray can help relax your gag reflex and make your treatment more comfortable.

Take a mirror: if your fear comes from not being able to see what our dentist is doing, bring a mirror to your appointment. Watching your procedure can help you stay focused on reality.

Ask about alternatives: advanced dental technology is a great way to perform both traditional and complex procedures with more care and comfort. Ask about what advanced technology we have to make your treatment more pain-free.

Sedation: if no other relaxation method works, our dentists offer several sedation options. From mild to more moderate sedation, our dentists are trained to safely administer sedatives during your dental treatment.

In addition to these relaxation methods, our dentists are happy to help find what works for you. We know that each patient is different, and we want to help you feel at ease during your visit to AZ Dental!

Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

Our dentists are always here to discuss your concerns and help you feel comfortable receiving dental treatment. If you experience dental anxiety or stress, or are ready to learn more about sedation dentistry, contact us today!

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