For many people, visiting the dentist is a stressful ordeal. Although modern practices have allowed dentistry to become more comfortable and patient-friendly, almost 150 million people still suffer from dental anxiety and avoid the dentist due to their fear.
In her San Diego dental office, Dr. Adina Manolescu is very sensitive to her patients who are apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Dr. Manolescu and her staff offer a relaxing office environment as well as sedation options so that they can help take care of your teeth and gums without any anxiety.
Candidates for sedation dentistry include those with:
Dr. Manolescu will administer the correct amount of sedation depending on your treatment and a member of our staff will monitor your vitals while Dr. Manolescu performs your dental procedure.
Our San Diego dental office houses nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) as well as oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through a nose hood and creates a sense of euphoria within the patient. Oral conscious sedation comes in pill form and is taken an hour before the dental appointment.
Sedation dentistry provides an anxiety-free environment for many patients. A variety of dental treatments can be performed under sedation including more extensive procedures that otherwise might have taken years to complete. Most patients feel no discomfort while under sedation and feel normal once the effects have worn off. However, sedation dentistry does not warrant the patient unconscious. Instead, the patient experiences a deeply relaxed state and can still respond to commands.
Sedation dentistry has been used for decades as an effective way to decrease dental anxiety. However, in order to determine which method is right for you, Dr. Manolescu will review your medical history and monitor you closely once you are under sedation. At the end of your treatment, you will have little to no memory of what took place and will hopefully have restored confidence in visiting the dentist regularly.
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To find out whether you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, contact Dr. Adina Manolescu in San Diego and schedule an appointment today!