Sedation Dentist – San Ramon, CA

The Key to Less Stressful Dental Visits

Dental anxiety is common among children and adults alike, and it’s absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. If there’s anything that’s making you nervous, just let our compassionate team at Gale Ranch Family Dental know so that we can help put those worries to rest! Oftentimes, we may suggest a form of sedation dentistry like nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation in order to take the edge off your visit. If you give our dental office a call, we’ll be happy to give you more information about sedation dentistry in San Ramon and how it may be a good fit for you.

Why Choose Gale Ranch Family Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Nitrous Oxide and Oral Conscious Sedation Available
  • Patients of All Ages Welcome
  • A Dental Team That Cares

Oral Conscious Sedation

Woman taking a pill for oral conscious sedation dentistry in San Ramon

When nitrous oxide isn’t enough to soothe your nerves in the dental chair, you may want to consider having oral conscious sedation performed. All you need to do is take a pill at a specified time before your appointment. The effects of the pill won’t put you to sleep, but you’ll be in such an advanced state of relaxation that you’ll likely have trouble remembering the specifics of your treatment. Bear in mind that someone else will need to drive you to and from your appointment, so make sure that a trusted friend or family member accompanies you.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Buttons on nitrous oxide machine

You may have heard nitrous oxide referred to as “laughing gas.” It’s known to create feelings of euphoria, and it can help you stay calmer and more relaxed while you’re receiving dental care. The sedative is delivered through a nasal mask, and you should start to feel the effects after just a few minutes of breathing in the gas. Once your treatment is complete, it will only take a few minutes for the effects to wear off, so you can simply return to your normal daily activities after your appointment.