If you have been searching for options for sedation dentistry, then you need to know that there is more than one way to receive sedated dental work, so even if you are reluctant to use one kind of sedative, you do have options. For those that choose it, sedation dentistry can reduce or eliminate anxiety altogether and make the procedure go faster for patients who have a hard time tolerating dental procedures for a variety of reasons.  

Sedation Options in Aliso Viejo, CA  
There are three main types of sedation dentistry that professionals like Dr. Cho use to relieve the symptoms of dental anxiety:  

  1. Oral Conscious Sedation: Those who avoid dental treatment because of mild dental anxiety generally choose oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a combination of drugs designed to provide enough sedative effect to relieve anxiety without rendering a patient unconscious.
  2. General Anesthesia: Intravenous anesthetic sedation is generally used when there is a major dental surgery going on, and it is frequent for those seeking relief from wisdom tooth pain and who need to teeth extracted from gum tissue. It can also be used in cases of extreme dental phobia for the safety of the patient and the professional.
  3. DentalVibe: This single-syringe based injection uses gentle vibration to ease the pain and deliver sedation throughout the procedure. This blocks the pain receptors in the brain by sending the vibration signal before the pain signals are able to.
  4. Single Tooth Sedation: When the issue is pain in a single tooth, like you might find when having a filling, single tooth sedation is generally the simplest and optimum way to block the pain locally.  

Call Today for an Appointment  

If you are ready to discover the benefits of sedation dentistry and live in or are visiting Mission Viejo, CA, or Aliso Viejo, CA areas, call Dental Health & Aesthetics Center to schedule an appointment with acclaimed cosmetic dentist, Dr. Claire Cho today.