At Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery, we are committed to your comfort. Dr. Tyler Boynton and his team offer anesthesia and sedation dentistry to minimize your pain and discomfort and help manage dental anxiety and fear so that you can receive your treatments with ease. We offer a variety of sedation options, including:
We welcome you to contact our office at 707-996-4519 to learn more about anesthesia and sedation dentistry in Sonoma, California, and to set up your consultation with our skilled oral surgeon.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent solution for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear or who have difficulty receiving treatment. There are a variety of sedation options available, and our oral surgeon will meet with you beforehand to discuss your medical and dental history, oral health needs and comfort level in our office. This will help us determine which type of sedation will be most beneficial for you. Some of the treatments we may recommend are:
- General Anesthesia – this is recommended when a patient has extreme difficulty receiving treatment or when the treatment required is extensive or difficult to perform while the patient is awake. General anesthetics induce sleep, making it easy for our oral surgeon to perform the necessary treatment. Patients who receive general anesthesia as part of their treatment must have someone available to drive them home after their appointment.
- Local Anesthesia – Local anesthetics numb specific areas of your mouth to ensure that you feel comfortable and do not experience pain during your treatment. This form of anesthesia typically wears off several hours after you leave our office, and may be combined with other types of sedation dentistry to make your procedure more comfortable.
- Nitrous Oxide – this type of sedation dentistry is provided as a gas, which the patient inhales through a special make placed over the face. Nitrous oxide helps to relieve dental fear and anxiety, and will wear off within a few minutes after you stop inhaling the gas.
- IV Sedation – IV sedation is ideal for helping patients feel comfortable during their treatment. It is provided intravenously (directly into the bloodstream) and works quickly to relax you so that you can receive treatment. Patients who receive IV sedation must have someone with them to drive them home.
Our team has received advanced training and certifications in sedation dentistry and anesthesia, and we routinely complete additional courses to ensure that you will receive high-quality care. Our office also features state-of-the-art anesthesia monitors to help ensure that your treatment is as safe and comfortable as possible.
For more information about anesthesia and sedation dentistry, contact our office today!