Five Problems Addressed Through Sedation Dentistry

Does the thought of visiting your family dentist make you feel a little nervous? Do your palms start to sweat as soon as you sit down in the dental chair? Maybe you haven’t gone to the dentist in years, even though you know you need to. At Anacapa Dental Art Institute, we take added steps to ensure that your visit is an enjoyable experience. Whether you suffer from severe dental phobia or just have a mild aversion to letting someone work on your teeth, we have five reasons why you should consider requesting sedation during your next procedure.

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for men and women struggling with dental phobia to get the treatments they need for a healthy smile without nervousness or anxiety. If you feel anxious prior to dental appointments or if your nervousness about routine dental care prohibits you from seeking professional services, please call Anacapa Dental Art Institute at (805) 988-3320 to schedule a consultation and learn about our sedation dentistry options.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia.

Beyond Dental Phobia

Dental phobia is a serious issue and one that can easily be addressed through the safe and effective sedation dentistry options available at our Oxnard office. With both nitrous oxide and conscious oral sedation options, Dr. Jivraj can match your needs with the appropriate type of sedation to help you achieve optimal comfort before, during, and after your treatment. Learning which option is best for your needs is easily accomplished through a one-on-one consultation. Give us a call to schedule yours today.

In addition to dental phobia, sedation dentistry is a perfect solution for people who:

  • Have an overactive gag-reflex
  • Do not respond well to topical numbing agents
  • Require a longer or more involved procedure
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Are suffering from TMJ

You may also be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you have RLS, a difficulty sitting down for extended periods of time, or simply dislike the sights, smells and sounds of medical offices. During your initial consultation with one of our Oxnard sedation dentists, we can review your concerns, discuss your options, and help you choose the level of sedation most suitable for your needs.

Five Problems Addressed Through Sedation Dentistry

#1 It Goes by Faster

Sedation dentistry helps you relax, which means you’re more comfortable from start to finish. Because our Ventura County dentist puts so much effort into keeping you comfortable, it impacts the length of your appointment. Knowing that you’re at ease from the very beginning means that Dr. Jivraj can work more efficiently, completing the procedure in less time.

#2 You Won’t Mind as Much

The best part about having sedation during your dental treatment is that you just won’t care as much about what’s going on. Depending on the type of sedative or medication that we use, you’ll feel light hearted or sleepy. Some people experience amnesia with certain sleep dentistry medications, making them forget everything altogether. If you feel like you worry about the treatment before it even starts, then choosing an anxiety-free sedation option is an obvious choice.

#3 Take Care of Everything at Once

Looking to have same day dental implants? Do you need a root canal? What about those three cavities that you keep putting off? Instead of scheduling three, four, or five different appointments, why not nap through the entire thing and have them done at once? Sedation dentistry keeps you comfortable, so that multiple procedures can be performed in one longer appointment.

#4 Save Money by Staying Ahead of Dental Problems

When your smile is healthy, it’s easier to maintain. Thanks to sedation and your ability to treat ongoing dental problems, you won’t have to worry about them getting bigger or spreading to other teeth. It’s like you get a second chance to have a cavity-free smile. With great preventive care (thanks to routine checkups and cleanings) you can keep new decay and gum disease at bay.

#5 It Will Change Your Perspective

A lot of our sedation dentistry patients find that their experience is such a positive one, that they don’t even need anti-anxiety medication during their next visit. Our compassionate Anacapa Dental dentist treats you just like family, so that you don’t have to feel nervous about taking care of your smile’s needs.

Schedule Your Own Private Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3320. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Building H, Oxnard, 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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