Sedation Dentistry

Gentle Sedation Dentistry in Paso Robles by Dr. William Huiras 

A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety.  

Sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.

sedated patient ready for dental treatmentSedation dentistry is often mistakenly thought to induce sleep.  In fact, most sedatives allow the patient to stay awake during the procedure.  Sleepiness is a side effect of some medications, but oral conscious sedation only work to calm anxiety throughout the dental visit.

Sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety and no pain.  Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards.  Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.

Whatever the form of sedative, it is required to be driven to and from the appointment by a family member or friend. 

The Benefits of Sedation Treatment

  • Anxiety is alleviated
  • Few side effects
  • More can be accomplished during each visit
  • No pain
  • Perfectly safe
  • Procedures seem to take less time

Dental Sedation Used In Our Office - Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear dental procedures. Oral medication is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a moderate state of sedation. Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses. This means that most patients cannot remember the smells or noises associated with the procedure. Usually, a dose of medication is taken prior to the appointment.

Our office uses Halcion, usually used to treat insomnia. Halcion is an effective sedative with amnesic properties.  A short half-life makes this sedative useful for shorter procedures.

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If you have questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please contact our Paso Robles dentistry.


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