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What Options Are There for Sedation Dentistry?

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 may have options. For those that opt for it, sedation dentistry can lower anxiety, make the procedure go faster, and it can increase the likelihood of timely follow-ups by making it easier for patients who have a hard time tolerating dental procedures for a variety of reasons. 

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Your Options in Aliso Viego, 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 anxiety generally choose oral conscious sedation, which 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 but who have teeth that have to be 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. Dental Vibe: 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 that you might find when having a filling, single tooth sedation is a great way to block the pain locally.

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If you are ready to discover the benefits of sedation dentistry, call today to get an appointment with our office.

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Dr. Claire Cho, Claire Cho DDS, CA

Claire Cho, DDS, has been serving patients for over 31 years.

She is passionate about applying new knowledge in her practice and attends continuing education courses annually. These advanced courses have enabled her to gain specialized knowledge on implantology, dental prosthetics, soft tissue grafting, neuromuscular occlusion, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Dr. Cho is one of the few dentists in Orange County offering LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure), the FDA-approved gum disease treatment that doesn’t involve cutting and sewing. She combines science with an artistic eye to transform the smiles and lives of patients. Her recent accolades include nominations for Best of LA Cosmetic Dentist and Top Doc of Orange County by Orange Coast magazine and being awarded fellow status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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