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Oral Sedation Dentistry

Pleasanton Oral SedationGateway Dental Care will help you manage your dental anxiety with a safe and effective sedation dentistry treatment that allows us to take care of all your dental needs. You do not have to be nervous about the dentist anymore. Oral sedation is a safe medical procedure in which the dentist will administer medication to reduce your fear and anxiety about the dental procedure you are about to undergo. You no longer have to avoid the dentist because you fear the prospect of root canals, tooth extractions, cavity fillings, or other procedures.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral Sedative medication helps relax patients by slowing the central nervous system. You will remain aware of your surroundings, but are less responsive to the sound of a drill or the smell of materials. The treatment will also dull any sense of pain. Oral Sedation is perfect for those who hold fear or anxiety about going to the dentist, a hard time staying still for a long period, or for those who have a hard time getting or staying numb, as a result of anesthesia. The use of oral sedative drugs allows the team at Gateway Dental Care to perform a number of dental procedures in a single appointment. With today’s busy world, most patients find this option to be a bonus as opposed to making multiple trips to the dentist. The drugs used for sedation dentistry are a variety of benzodiazepines.

Oral Sedation Dental Care

Dr. Francine Kitagawa and her staff have safely administered oral sedation to numerous patients in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Comfort dentistry is also referred to as ‘relaxation,’ ‘gentle’ or ‘anxiety free’ dentistry. Our goal is to help our patients become comfortable and relaxed using well-established and proven techniques and a variety of sedation medications administered orally. These medications are often customized to the patient’s individual, emotional, and physical needs. Dr. Kitagawa has been responsible for countless successful dentist visits using these methods.

Make Your Appointment Today

Gateway Dental Care encourages you to come in and discuss your oral sedation dentistry options. We will work with you to ensure that you have an anxiety-free experience. Our highly trained staff is available for answering any questions you may have, and we are ready to schedule your appointment. Contact us today.