Enjoy anxiety-free dental treatments with a sedation dentist in Dublin, California
Millions of Americans deal with dental anxiety. It is not uncommon for the dentists at StarBrite Dental to learn that Dublin, CA patients with dental fears will often avoid scheduling necessary dental appointments. Additionally, our team understands that some patients have had past experiences that have been less than desirable with other dentists. We strongly encourage patients who are looking for anxiety-free dental treatments to ask our team about sedation dentistry.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is the use of sedatives to help patients feel at ease when they are in the dentist’s chair. While there are several different types of sedation available in dental practices throughout the area of Dublin, California, Drs. Munira Lokhandwala, Maryum Tariq, Richard Yai, DDS, and Bozena Caballero find that oral conscious sedation is one of the most effective for those with mild to more severe anxiety.
Oral conscious sedation requires the patient to pick up a prescription sedative prior to their appointment. Approximately one hour before their appointment, patients are encouraged to take the medication orally. Patients need to arrange transportation to and from their appointment as they cannot take sedatives and operate a motor vehicle. Once patients arrive at the practice, they are relaxed and coherent and can follow instructions and answer questions for our dental team. After the appointment, they are taken home to rest. Many patients do not remember their appointment, but have their dental work completed!
What are the benefits of oral conscious sedation?
Many patients enjoy oral conscious sedation because it:
- Helps with anxiety before and during their appointment
- Allows them to be awake and able to speak with the dental team
- Is an affordable alternative to IV sedation
- Has very few side effects, if any, for most of our patients
- Can be used for any type of visit, including simple cleanings and examinations
Ready to learn more about an anxiety-free dental visit?
Contact the dentists at StarBrite Dental today to learn more about the sedation methods available. Our practice is located at 7197 Village Parkway, Suite B and can be reached by phone at (925) 828-0252.
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Dr. Munira Lokhandwala takes pride in ensuring quality service, and her precision and attention to detail can be seen with all her patients. In addition, to being a skilled and qualified dentist, Dr. Munira has a pleasant and friendly attitude and warmly welcomes anyone to StarBrite Dental - Dublin for dental assistance.