Sacramento Natural Dentistry
Dr. Azouz is the Best dentist I have EVER been to. He is very gentle, very thorough, a perfectionist in his work. He puts his patients at ease, and even sings while he works. I actually fell asleep while he worked on my teeth. I would highly recommend him to anyone .....but especially to someone with a fear of dentists. The entire staff are very professional, while also being fun to visit with. Read his other reviews. They are all true. We all really LOVE Dr. Azouz.
Though it would be wonderful if all people had only the best dental experiences throughout their lives, this is simply not the case. At Sacramento Natural Dentistry, we understand that you may feel a little nervous about seeing the dentist – or a lot! We are happy to offer sedation services that enable our patients to receive the high quality care they need and deserve.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a growing field in which dentists undergo training to utilize specific forms of sedative medication. Sedatives are medications that act safely and efficiently on the central nervous system to calm anxiety and fear. On a technical level, the sedative that enters the blood stream has a slowing effect on the nervous system. So while patients treated with sedation are not “put under,” they feel calm and relaxed when they would otherwise be affected by the sounds and sights of the dental office.
There are several reasons people fear the dentist. Perhaps it was a bad experience in childhood when their attitude toward dentistry was just forming. In some instances, the fear of dental care is related more to embarrassment than a bad experience. There’s no way around it, dental care does involve close contact with the dentist and technicians, and for some it can feel emotionally uncomfortable. There are also people who avoid the dentist for the sheer reason that they hate shots of anesthetic. Whatever the reason for anxiety, the better option is to overcome it with sedation and compassionate care rather than to avoid dental visits altogether.
Sedation during your dental visit can make it easy to complete multiple procedures in one day. It can reduce physical tension, which will have a positive effect on your treatment as well as your post-visit comfort. Sedation has also been said to enhance the effects of local anesthetic, maximizing comfort during treatments. Finally, a mild to moderate sedative has the power to ease a strong gag reflex, making everything from cleanings to restorative care simpler.
Our team is trained and experienced in the use of sedative medication in conjunction with local anesthetic. We are pleased to bring you dental care that enables you to have positive experiences. To manage oral health in a nurturing, friendly environment, schedule your visit with the team at Sacramento Natural Dentistry.