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Sedation Dentistry Q&A

If you’re anxious during dental visits, as many patients are, you can trust Inspira Advanced Dentistry to ease your anxiety. Their highly trained team offers sedation dentistry to help you relax without discomfort. The practice maintains two offices in San Jose and another in Saratoga, California. Call the office nearest you to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry at Inspira Advanced Dentistry uses several procedures and techniques to help you feel calm, relaxed, and pain-free. The team offers conscious sedation, which means you’re awake but in a relaxed or sleeplike state. They personalize sedation dentistry services to match your preferences and comfort level.

Is sedation dentistry right for me?

You might choose sedation dentistry at Inspira Advanced Dentistry if you or your child struggles with:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Dental phobia
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Special needs

Sedation dentistry removes the stress of anxiety and pain, making dental visits relaxed, comfortable, and even enjoyable for many patients.

What kinds of sedation and relaxation dentistry are available?

The many kinds of sedation and relaxation dentistry available at Inspira Advanced Dentistry include:

Massage therapy

Massage therapists offer relaxation therapy using creams that contain calming essential oils. 


NuCalm helps your mind and body relax using micronutrient stimulation patches, topical creams, eye masks, and headphones to minimize your anxiety and help you achieve a deep level of calmness.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide also called laughing gas, is a colorless gas you inhale through a mask to relieve mild to moderate dental anxiety. Effects of nitrous oxide take place within a few minutes. After using laughing gas, you can safely drive yourself home after dental procedures.

Oral conscious sedation

You can take oral conscious sedation in liquid or pill form to reduce moderate to severe dental anxiety. Oral sedation puts you in a relaxed, sleeplike state, but you can respond to simple commands. After your dental procedure, you must have someone drive you home.

Intramuscular (IM) sedation

Your dentist administers intramuscular sedation using an injection into a muscular area in your arm. IM sedation reduces moderate to severe dental anxiety. You must have someone drive you home after receiving intramuscular sedation.

Intravenous (IV) sedation

IV sedation infuses a slow IV drip into a vein in your arm to assist with moderate conscious sedation. It’s a good choice for longer dental procedures. Someone must drive you home after receiving IV conscious sedation.

Which type of sedation dentistry is best?

Your Inspira Advanced Dentistry provider personalizes sedation dentistry services to match your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. They work with you to find the best solution to keep you comfortable and relaxed during each dental visit.

If even thinking about going to the dentist piques your anxiety, consider sedation dentistry at Inspira Advanced Dentistry. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

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