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San Jose, CA area patients can enjoy oral sedation with implant dentistry

Many patients in the San Jose, CA community cringe at the thought of spending any amount of time in the dentist’s chair. However, when necessary work must be done, many patients are comforted knowing that they can enjoy sedation during their treatments, especially during implant dentistry.

Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry understand that patients may be uneasy about having oral surgery done without being completely comfortable. They want to make sure that patients do not have to worry about pain or discomfort during their procedure, and reduce anxieties about dental appointments in general. This is why they offer solutions such as oral conscious sedation.

Oral conscious sedation is a method of sedation that is not available at every dental practice. Most dental facilities offer nitrous oxide, also referred to as laughing gas, but this gas can only work on minor treatments and may not be best for more invasive procedures such as implant dentistry. We offer an alternative for patients who are undergoing extensive work.

Oral conscious sedation is a medication that is taken prior to the appointment in order to relax patients. Patients are to arrange transportation, as they should not be driving a car while under the influence of this medication. They are awake, coherent, and able to follow instructions. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta will also use local anesthetics on patients during their procedure. Patients rest in the dental chair during their appointment and will be able to have their treatment done without anxiety. Afterwards, patients are sent home with after-care instructions and they will be able to sleep off the medication. Once they wake up, they will feel well rested with their treatment done, and many patients do not have any recollection of the appointment whatsoever! This make sedation a perfect choice for patients who have had negative experiences in the dental office in the past that has affected the way they view dental services.

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