Sedation Dentistry in San Diego

Dr. Deanna Risos offers sedation dentistry in Chula Vista for patients who struggle to make it through their dental appointment due to a variety of causes including dental anxiety, which is very common for patients.

How does it work?

Prior to your dental appointment, you and your dentist will discuss the best method of sedation for your treatment. You will be closely monitored throughout your treatment while sedated. You will not experience any discomfort during the procedure, plus you may have little or no memory of it depending on the extent of sedation.

What are the different types of sedation?

There are various levels of sedation applicable to dental procedures, ranging from mild sedation to general anesthesia:

  • Mild sedation – You feel very relaxed but not asleep, so you can still breathe normally, talk, and talk.
  • Moderate sedation – You feel drowsy but not asleep, plus you can hear, respond, and even talk. You should also be able to breathe normally, but may not remember the procedure afterwards. You require local anesthetic.
  • Deep sedation – You are asleep but can breathe on your own. However, you will not remember the procedure at all. Local anesthetic is still administered.
  • General anesthesia – This is the deepest level, whereby you are unconscious. You cannot feel plan, your reflex action is non-existent, and you need help breathing. It is like you’re asleep.

Will I feel any pain?

You receive just the right level of sedation so you’re completely unaware of the treatment. You don’t feel any discomfort during the treatment and feel great afterwards.

How do I prepare for sedation?

You should find someone to drive you to and from the dental office. You should also get at least one day off work so you can rest properly after the treatment.

Are there any side effects to sedation?

You may feel a little nauseated after your treatment, but should recover after eating or drinking.

Learn more about sedation dentistry in Chula Vista by Dr. Deanna Risos.