Irvine dentists Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. and Shellaine Del Campo D.D.S. are experts in IV sedation and dental anesthesia. They have helped hundreds of patients overcome their dental fear and are widely-recommended by other dentists because of their professional training and experience as well as their ability to transform patient smiles. Our dentists deliver a relaxed and professional ambiance to put your dental fears at ease.
Dr. Gonzales has taught Emergency Medicine and Advanced IV Sedation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine to dental students. He has been a guest speaker on academic dental issues and subjects in California and Nevada. He has spoken at professional conferences on IV sedation.
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments.
If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.
Also, because sedation dentistry addresses some of the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis, sedation dentistry patients are more likely to receive recommended routine care. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary.