Sedation Dentistry

Skilled Sedation Dentistry in South San Jose, CA

If you experience anxiety when visiting the dentist, you know how challenging it can be. Whether it's sound or smell that triggers your fear and anxiety, it can leave you questioning if there's a better way to receive dental treatment. At Sedation Dentistry of San Jose, we strive to make every dental appointment as relaxing and stress-free as possible for our patients. One of the ways that we accomplish this goal is by offering extensive dental sedation to San Jose residents and those in its surrounding communities.

Over the years, we've improved our sedation dentistry offerings to encompass everything from nitrous oxide sedation to oral conscious sedation. Whether your child requires dental work or you need treatment, we have options to suit every age. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Tom H. Clark and discover how sedation dentistry can help your smile get the dental care it deserves!


3 Benefits of Dental Sedation

It's normal to question whether sedation dentistry is right for you and your loved ones. That's why Dr. Clark and his experienced dental staff are here to give you the information you need to make confident and informed oral health decisions. From answering your questions to breaking down the benefits of dental sedation, we want to inform and educate you. Some of the benefits of our San Jose sedation dental services include:

  1. Reducing Fear & Anxiety: Each year, countless individuals put off getting the dental care they need because of dental anxiety. At Sedation Dentistry of San Jose, we want you to visit our office and feel at ease from the moment you walk through our doors. Sedation dentistry provides children, teens, adults, and seniors a way to significantly reduce their anxiety and confidently get treatment.
  2. Better Management of Time: Various dental procedures and treatments can be lengthy. Dental sedation provides you with the option to get extensive dental work done in one fell swoop rather than stretching it out to multiple appointments. As such, it reduces the impact on your schedule in more ways than one.
  3. Fostering Positive Experiences: Our dental office understands that a lifetime of proper oral care starts during childhood. As such, negative dental experiences can make children fearful of visiting the dentist, which can be difficult to correct. Dental sedation is safe for children and helps them enjoy and get used to visiting the dentist.

Our High-Quality Sedation Dental Services

When you initially visit our dental office, we'll determine which of our dental services is right for you. By conducting an extensive oral exam and asking you various questions about your dental health, Dr. Clark can narrow our offerings down to the options that suit your smile best. Depending on details like what treatment or procedure you need and your age, our dentist may recommend one of our various sedation dental services. For example, if you're scheduled to receive a more complex dental procedure, we may recommend oral conscious sedation, which provides you with a deeper level of relaxation compared to other options.

Our excellent San Jose sedation dental services include, but are not limited to:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is a colorless and odorless anesthetic that's ideal for patients of all ages. As a type of conscious sedation, you'll still be awake and aware of your surroundings once we've administered it. However, fear and pain sensation will be significantly reduced which helps make previously difficult procedures much easier. Nitrous oxide is typically administered through a special mask that fits over your nose. This type of dental sedation works quickly and can leave you feeling giddy and happy, which is why it's also called laughing gas. Once your procedure is complete, we'll flush out any remaining nitrous oxide gas with oxygen. One of the greatest benefits of nitrous oxide sedation is that you can safely operate a vehicle to drive yourself home.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is considered a more powerful type of dental sedation compared to nitrous oxide sedation. This type of sedation is typically reserved for more extensive dental procedures. Oral conscious sedation is administered in pill form, as you'll take a dose of Halcion an hour before your appointment. Although oral conscious sedation will make you feel sleepy and relaxed, you'll still be able to answer questions and talk to our staff. We reserve this type of sedation for patients 18 and up. We also don't recommend that you drive yourself home and have somebody else do it for you.

San Jose Dental Sedation for You

At Sedation Dentistry of San Jose, we provide skilled dental sedation to patients of all ages. No matter what level of sedation you require, our office has the options to suit you, including nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation. You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our dental practice. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and learn more about our San Jose sedation dentistry services!


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Sedation Dentistry of San Jose | 827 Blossom Hill Rd Suite E-5, San Jose, California 95123

(408) 357-2835