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Taking advantage of our safe and comfortable sedation dentistry options can help you feel at ease during any dental procedure. If you are struggling with dental anxiety or fear, visit our trusted licensed sedation dentist in Rohnert Park, Dr. Sutton, for a gentle, pain-free visit.
Sedation is typically advised for scenarios involving:
- Previous bad experiences in the dentist’s office
- Mild anxiety to severe dental phobia
- Multiple treatment needs or full-mouth restoration
- Someone looking to enjoy the gentlest experience possible
- Dental extractions or root canal therapy
- Oral surgery
- Dental implant placement
Dental Sedation Options Available
Various levels of sedation dentistry allow you to choose the one most appropriate for your situation. Some are lighter, while others provide the deepest relaxation available. Depending on the type of treatment you need and what your goals are, you can select from sedation options like:
Mild Nitrous Oxide (Inhalation Sedation)
“Laughing gas” is a light analgesic that provides mild to moderate relaxation. You might compare the feeling to having a couple of glasses of wine. Although you’re fully alert, you simply don’t care as much about what’s going on. Nitrous oxide is excellent for everyday dental procedures or mild anxiety. You can even request it during your routine six-month dental cleaning. As an added benefit, there are no lingering side effects; you can drive yourself home afterward.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation provides deep relaxation without feeling like you’re completely asleep. Instead, you’ll feel daydreamy or like you’re taking a light nap. This mid-range dental sedation is excellent for people who require moderate dental care or who suffer from severe anxiety/dental phobia.
The deepest level of sedation available in our Rohnert Park dental office is available with our board-certified dental anesthesiologist. With general anesthesia, you can feel as if you’re sleeping straight through procedures like full mouth dental implants or wisdom tooth extractions.
Non-Sedation NuCalm Relaxation
NuCalm is a needle-free, medication-free sedation alternative that uses neurostimulation to provide similar results as dental sedation. The way it works is by altering stimuli such as light and noise—along with numbing cream used inside of the mouth— to make it feel as if you’re in a deeper sedated or trance-like state.
NuCalm is excellent for our patients who are extremely fearful of the dentist’s office or who suffer from dental phobia. Because it does not use any drugs or injections, NuCalm is a safe and gentle way to assist our most nervous patients that require dental care.
Why Choose Sonoma Smiles
Dr. Sutton has been recognized with a Fellowship status by the Dental Organizations for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). DOCS provides some of the highest levels of training and credentialing of sedation dentistry providers in the country.
As one of the most experienced dentists in Sonoma County who uses multi-level sedation practices, Dr. Sutton offers care to hundreds of people per year who might not otherwise feel comfortable accessing oral health services.
Sedation Dentist in Rohnert Park
Sonoma Smiles provides a variety of dental sedation options to fit your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about our gentle care experience.
(All photos of actual patients)