Sedation Dentistry In Daly City

Daly City sedation dentistry Many Daly City dentistry patients have discovered the benefits of anxiety-free dentistry (sometimes called sleep dentistry). There are three main types of sedation options available in the San Francisco area for patients to think about:

Inhalation

Nitrous Oxide, sometimes called ‘laughing gas‘ has been used in San Mateo cosmetic dental offices for over a century, because, in many ways, it is an ideal sedative. It begins to work quickly, but then wears off as soon as the Pacifica dental patient stops inhaling it. Breathing nitrous oxide assists in creating warm tingling sensations and a feeling of euphoria.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral sedatives take longer to work than nitrous, but produce a calmer state for many nervous San Mateo dental patients. Triazolam and diazepam are common oral sedatives used in dentistry. These sedative medications are routinely prescribed by San Francisco physicians for anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms.

Oral sedation is a good sedation choice for anxious patients who require a lengthy dental procedure. After the dental visit, however, it takes a while for the medication to wear off. It’s important that a conscious sedation patient not drive home after undergoing oral sedation.

IV Sedation

Like nitrous, intra-venous sedation starts working immediately as the sedative enters the bloodstream. IV sedation usually produces the deepest state of relaxation. IV patients can dream away the entire procedure and wake up calm.

To speak with us about sedation, call Kenneth Hovden DDS at 650-763-8794. We have the answer for your dental anxiety.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


Sleep Dentistry At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Sleep Dentistry At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some California residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At Kenneth Hovden DDS we provide the best oral sedation dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs with minimal, moderate, or deep sedation.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to sedation dentistry, at Kenneth Hovden DDS we offer our Daly City patients a variety of procedures, including restorative dentistry, sleep apnea and snoring, TMJ treatment, Invisalign, and Lumineers.

At Kenneth Hovden DDS, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or cosmetic dentistry, the professional team at Kenneth Hovden DDS will give you something to smile about!

For more information on oral sedation dentistry or any other dental procedure, contact us at 650-763-8794.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015

 


When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Kenneth Hovden DDS, we have been providing sedation since 1981. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time required to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health problems. Call 650-763-8794 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Hovden to discuss your options.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry – we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated – but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 1981.

Regular dental check-ups are vital for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

Kenneth Hovden DDS offers full-service dental care including TMJ treatment, Lumineers, and restorative dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental information from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.

 

Contact Kenneth Hovden DDS:

650-763-8794

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

901 Campus Dr Ste 202
Daly City, California
94015