Are you or a family member apprehensive about going to the dentist? Has a past experience with pain or discomfort caused you to start panicking when you think about having your teeth worked on? Have you neglected going to the dentist and fear the amount of work that might need to be carried out?
If your past or current situation is causing a lot of apprehension, there are options available to assuage your fear and reduce (or completely eliminate) your pain with the necessary procedures. Oral sedation (sometimes called sleep dentistry) has helped countless San Diego dental patients calmly undergo dental treatment. It is not an experimental procedure but has been used safely in various forms since the 1800s.
To discuss sleep dentistry, call Marcos Ortega DDS at 619-295-4545 to schedule a no-pressure consultation. Dr. Ortega will explain your sedation options and answer any questions. If you opt for sedation, Dr. Ortega will refer you to a specialist if needed (depending on the type of sedation used).
It is important to understand the difference between topical analgesics and sedation which are used both alone and simultaneously. Analgesics help numb the gums and nerves connected with your teeth so you don’t feel the pain. Sedation medications influence the nervous system and convey a feeling of peace and relaxation. You may choose to be minimally sedated, where you are quiet but still awake, or choose general anesthesia which renders you completely unconscious. Together, these two solutions dramatically improve the treatment experience for patients suffering from dental anxiety, a very common condition.
Regardless of the type and level of sedation you decide to use, Dr. Ortega will proceed with patience and understanding. Oral sedation assists in making your dental visit comfortable so you can treat all of your dental problems and restore your health. Taking care of cavities, infections, and other crucial problems brings peace of mind and reduces the risk of further damage including tooth loss.
Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego is committed to oral health and complete patient satisfaction from the first visit through completion of treatment. We offer premium dental care including dental implants, sedation dentistry and dental crowns.
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