Sedation Dentistry

Elk Grove Sedation Dentistry - Nitrous Oxide, IV & Oral Conscious - Near Sacramento

Lakepoint Dental offers patients the option of sedation dentistry to improve their dental experience. Many patients, especially those suffering from dental anxiety or phobia, find sedation dentistry to be a helpful addition to their upcoming dental visit. We believe that all patients should have access to comfortable care.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the application of medication to alleviate discomfort and anxiety during a dental procedure, creating a worry-free environment for patients to receive dental treatment. Sedation dentistry is versatile and can be applied to any treatment, from routine cleanings to oral surgery. 

There are several forms of sedation dentistry, each of which range in strength and duration of the sedative effect. At Lakepoint Dental, we offer our Sacramento patients several sedation options, including pediatric oral conscious sedation, as well as intravenous sedation.

Elk Grove Sedation Dentistry - Near Sacramento 

Sedation Patient Profiles

As sedation dentistry can be applied to even basic cleanings, it is an excellent option for patients who deal with fear and anxiety while receiving dental care. Many of our patients use sedation dentistry for reasons such as:

- Make longer dental appointments more comfortable. 
- Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time
- Complex procedures such as dental implant placement, wisdom teeth extraction, or bone grafting

Each patient is evaluated to ensure they are healthy enough for sedation dentistry. Some patients may be ineligible for sedation dentistry due to pre-existing medical conditions that may interact poorly with the medication. At Lakepoint Dental, your safety is our ultimate priority. Dr. Sireesha Penumetcha conducts thorough health examinations to ensure that sedation dentistry will work for you. 

Sedation to Treat Dental Fear

Sedation dentistry is often used to help patients suffering from dental anxiety relax. For these patients, even the idea of visiting the dentist for a routine cleaning can cause anxiety reactions. As a result, these patients are extremely reluctant to receive any form of dental treatment, even if they know they require immediate dental attention. 

Dr. Penumetcha recommends intravenous (IV) sedation for patients with severe anxiety.  IV sedation is a safe, reversible sedation option that is easily controlled..  While patients are still conscious and responsive, they patients do not remember the procedure. This allows anxious patients to undergo much needed treatment free of fear and pain, creating a safe environment for dental treatment.

Sedation Dentistry at Lakepoint Dental

Dr. Sireesha Penumetcha specializes in treating patients of all ages with sedation dentistry. Contact our Sacramento practice to learn more about incorporating sedation dentistry into your next dental appointment.