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Sedation Dentistry in Chula Vista, CA

sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Chula Vista, CA

Sedation allows anxious patients the opportunity to have the dentistry they need and want without the anxieties they associate with visiting their dentist. Dr. Gistaro and his team are able to accomplish a wide range of dental treatments—from a simple filling to extensive reconstructive work—in a relaxed, totally comfortable atmosphere.

Types of Sedation

Regardless of the sedation option you choose, you can rest easy knowing that your entire treatment will be customized to make your experience completely safe and as easy as possible.

Inhalation — Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method we use at our Chula Vista dental office to ease mild to moderate anxiety. Recovery is quick so you can resume your normal activities immediately.  There is no need to have someone drive you to your appointment.

Oral — Oral sedation is used for patients with moderate to severe anxiety. With oral sedation, you will remain awake throughout your procedure, but will be in a deep state of relaxation.

If you choose oral sedation, you’ll be given a prescription for several medications. You’ll take the first medication with dinner the evening before your appointment. Do not eat anything when you wake up in the morning, and take the second medication about an hour before your appointment. Take any regular medications as directed by your doctor. With oral sedation, we require that you have a parent, spouse, or friend accompany you to appointments because it can take several hours for the sedative to wear off, and driving will be unsafe.

Many of our Chula Vista dental patients also have a fear of needles, which is why we offer computerized injections with the Wand® single-tooth anesthesia. After a topical numbing agent is applied to the tooth, a tiny injection is administered, numbing that tooth and that tooth only. Most patients who’ve received anesthetic with the Wand tell us they never feel a thing!

Why choose Dr. Gistaro for sedation dentistry?

Dr. Gistaro is trained through DOCS Education, a nationally accredited sedation training organization, and is licensed through the state of California to provide sedation services. With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Gistaro has taken extensive certification and re-certification courses on the physiology of sedation, as well as hands on techniques for treating the patients’ medical and dental needs with sedation.

Dr. Gistaro and his team provide a safe and caring environment to give you the attention you need and deserve. Our goal is to create and foster an outstanding level of patient trust. After meeting our well-trained team, you’ll be able to tell that our dedication to you and your experience is sincere. We allow the time and we have the patience to deliver the dentistry you need.

Please contact our Chula Vista dental office to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for you.

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