We want to assure our patients that they can always expect the most comfortable and stress-free dental treatment possible. Dr. Sondhi is pleased to offer sedation dentistry at our San Diego dental office, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous Oxide Helps You Relax
Nitrous oxide is a gas that we mix with oxygen, and the patient inhales it through a small nose mask. You will feel the effects quickly and experience a warm wave of relaxation as the activity around you fades into the background. The calming effects last as long as we administer the gas, and a team member will monitor you to ensure that you are comfortable.
When treatment’s finished, we turn off the nitrous, so you are breathing pure oxygen. As you do, your head will start to clear, and any drowsy feelings will fade. When you leave our office, you will be clear-headed and able to drive yourself from your appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation for Deeper Relaxation
With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Sondhi prescribes a sedative that you should take about an hour before your appointment. This timing ensures that when you arrive at our dental office with the help of a designated driver, you will feel calm and relaxed.
The relaxed feeling will last through your appointment, and in some cases, we combine nitrous oxide with oral sedation for a completely stress-free experience. If you choose oral sedation, please be aware that we require you to have someone who can drive you home safely.
Interested in Sedation Dentistry in San Diego, CA?
Please call our San Diego, CA dental office if you want to learn more about our sedation dentistry options. We also serve the surrounding areas of Poway, Scripps Ranch, and Rancho Bernardo.