Sedation Options

Dr. Miller’s definition of comfort in the dental practice: a lack of fear, pain, and/or anxiety, often accompanied by the patient possessing a sense of control and empowerment.

Sedation dentistry definitely has its place in modern dentistry. If you are feeling anxious or scared about dental treatments, please let us know so we can help you manage your concerns. We have a number of sedation options to help you manage your dental anxiety from our Roseville, CA dentist Dr. David B. Miller DDS.

First, You, our patient, are always in control. At any time during any appointment, you can raise you left hand, and we will stop immediately and take care of your needs.

Second, we offer a range of sedation options to help control your anxiety. These include NuCalm, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and conscious sedation (small pill).

What Is NuCalm?

NuCalm is a revolutionary form of sedation dentistry that combines cutting-edge research with simple, drug-free solutions.

  • You use a cream or supplement that counteracts adrenaline. Adrenaline is released when you are anxious, so the cream or supplement helps keep you calm.
  • Small patches are placed behind each ear. These deliver a tiny sensation that research shows helps you relax.
  • You wear noise-dampening headphones that let you hear a calming sound. It helps calm your brain similar to how you feel just before falling asleep.
  • You also wear an eye mask that blocks light and helps you focus on the other components.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous Oxide is commonly known as laughing gas. It provides mild sedation.  The nicest part is that the patient breathes it off within minutes of leaving the dental chair, so they can safely drive back to work or home without any residual effects.

What Is Oral Sedation?

There are several kinds of dental sedation options on the market. The problem is that some of these are not as safe as they need to be.

Oral Sedation is the use of medication to induce a deep relaxed state. You take the medicine before you come to our Roseville, CA dentist office, usually in pill form. Then you are calm and relaxed no matter the procedure.

What Risks Are There With Oral Sedation?

As with any medication, you should be careful with oral sedation options. Never drink alcohol after taking one of the pills. Make sure you only take the prescribed dose. You should tell Dr. Miller about any other prescriptions you are taking to make sure there are no problematic interactions. You will also need someone to drive you to and from our Roseville, CA dentist office. But the most common side effects include not remembering the treatment and acting a little unusual.

If you are ready for oral sedation options or NuCalm to help you get past dental anxiety and fear, call your Roseville, CA dentist Dr. David B. Miller DDS today at 916-945-9985 or use our convenient online form.

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