Experience Our Gentle Approach to Dentistry with Sedation Dentistry
Are you struggling with dental anxiety? Finally! You can now comfortably sit on the dental chair and receive the care you need with sedation dentistry. At StarBrite Dental, we use oral conscious sedation to help patients undergo dental procedures without feeling anxious.
What is Oral Sedation?
If you have mild to moderate dental anxiety, you can benefit from oral sedation from Dr. Munira Lokhandwala. This sedation involves taking a prescription pill an hour or so before your appointment. Given the level of anxiety, your dentist can control the sedation effect by varying the dosage. However, despite the level of sedation, you need an adult to escort you in and out of the dental clinic for your safety.
Once you have taken the pill, it’s absorbed into your bloodstream. When the sedation effects kick in, you will feel dizzy and relaxed to the point of falling asleep. However, you remain conscious and can be roused to respond to commands. After the procedure, you may experience “anterograde amnesia,” where you remember little or nothing about your treatment. This makes oral sedation ideal for overly anxious patients or when undergoing lengthy and invasive procedures like dental implantology.
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
Because of convenience, most patients are increasingly being receptive to oral sedation. The treatment doesn’t require any preparation. You only need the prescription pill and someone to accompany you to our dental office. The other benefits of oral sedation include:
- No injections involved — this is good news for patients with a fear of needles
- Easy to administer
- More affordable compared to other sedation options
- Versatile enough to be used in minor and invasive dental procedures
Sedation dentistry isn’t performed by just any dentist. Dental professionals need certification before administering any form of sedation. Dr. Lokhandwala is fully certified and trained to administer sedation dentistry for your comfort and safety.
Give Dental Fear the Boot in Dublin, California
Does the thought of a dental visit invoke anxiety? We can help you. At StarBrite Dental, we offer sedation dentistry to make you comfortable every step of the way. Please dial (925) 828-0252 to talk to Dr. Lokhandwala about sedation dentistry.
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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.