Oral and IV  Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation

If going to the dentist gives you anxiety, you are not alone! For patients who are ten years old and over, we provide dental sedation options to help you relax during your visit.

Oral sedation is a great choice. It can provide mild to moderate sedation, depending on the type of medication and the given dose.

What to Expect

Oral sedation includes a pill, which should be taken thirty to sixty minutes before the procedure. You will still be awake and calm during the procedure, but you may become drowsy. For a larger dose, what is considered moderate sedation, you may even fall asleep during the procedure.

This sedation method is optimal for patients who prefer not to receive medication via injection, as in IV sedation. Oral sedation doesn’t require any special equipment or techniques, and is arguably the simplest form of sedation available.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a technique that will make your dental visits more comfortable and stress-free. It’s used to relax you without putting you to sleep: you remain conscious and able to talk and walk on your own. Afterwards, most patients feel as if they were asleep during the procedure.

What to Expect

The night before your appointment you take a mild pill that allows you to sleep well and be rested and relaxed the next day. An hour before your appointment, you will take a second pill and, to ensure maximum comfort, we perform IV sedation right before your procedure.

With IV sedation, you will be able to understand and respond to requests from your dental team. IV sedation is so effective that most patients reduce the number of visits required to complete their dentistry, as we are able to address more than one concern during your visit.

This sedation method is particularly appropriate for patients who are apprehensive about dental care, and for our teenage patients who are planning to have their wisdom teeth removed.

Remember, you can receive IV sedation for any type of dental work, even a simple cleaning!

Do You Need Oral & IV Sedation Dentistry in Fremont?

We work with each of our patients to discuss the details of your treatment and any possible alternatives. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (510) 790-0590!