Irvine Dentists Uses Sedation Dentistry to Soothe Dental Anxiety and Offer Life-Changing Dental Care

October 28, 2021 0
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Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine raises awareness of the calming effects of IV sedation, and welcomes patients with or without a referral. The team encourages patients to ease dental anxiety with sedation dentistry and receive the treatment they need including full mouth dental implants.


IRVINE, CA, OCTOBER 28,, 2021 –

Dr. Thomas Gonzales and Dr. Shellaine Del Campo, the experienced sedation dentist team at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, raise awareness of IV sedation in Orange County, CA for patients with dental anxiety. The doctors welcome fearful patients to experience calming treatment, such as full mouth dental implants, with sedation dentistry, now without the necessity of a referral.

Dental fear affects millions of Americans and many patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia often delay or forgo dental care to avoid the sights, smells, and sounds of the dentist office that cause them stress or fear. Avoiding preventive check-ups can result in minor dental issues, such as cavities. If left untreated, seemingly minor problems can become major problems that require complex treatment or emergency care. More intensive dental treatments can lead to additional anxiety and fear about visiting the dentist for problems that may have been avoided altogether with routine preventive services. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for anxious or fearful patients to receive the dental care they need to maintain their oral health.

Sedation dentistry includes a variety of techniques and services that help ease dental anxiety and provide patients with a calming, pain-free dental experience. Sedation ranges from nitrous oxide, oral sedation and conscious IV sedation. Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is administered through a mask worn over the nose and puts patients in a calm and euphoric state for the duration of the appointment. Oral sedation is anti-anxiety medication taken before a dental appointment to help dull feelings of anxiety or fear. IV sedation (sleep dentistry) is administered intravenously for a custom and continuous level of deep relaxation, with amnesia effects.

Sedation dentistry benefits patients with a sensitive gag reflex, who have trouble sitting still, have difficulty getting numb and who experiencing severe dental anxiety and phobia about dental procedures. Receiving sedation dentistry can help these patients experience a comfortable and relaxing appointment, whether for routine teeth cleaning or more complex surgery like dental implants. For patients who have all failing or missing teeth because of poor oral health and missed dental appointments, sedation dentistry can help them receive life-changing full mouth dental implant treatment. Full mouth dental implants replace all teeth in one or both arches with a fixed bridge of strong, stable zirconia teeth secured to dental implants.

The sedation team at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine is comprised of Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. and Shellaine Del Campo D.D.S., who have been in practice for 30 years. They have completed additional education and training to obtain a special license to perform IV sedation. Dr. Gonzales and Dr. Del Campo are two of very few dentists permitted to perform the procedure in Orange County. Experts in dental implants, this team provides personalized and innovative full mouth dental implant treatment with long-term functional and aesthetic outcomes. Using advanced technologies, they can digitally mock-up each patient’s new smile, plan precise implant placement with the 3D scan and ensure a comfortable experience with IV sedation.

Patients with dental anxiety who need help receiving the dental care they need due to anxiety can contact the experienced team for treatment with IV sedation in Irvine, CA, with or without a referral. To learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry for such treatments as full mouth dental implants, visit https://DentistOfficeIrvine.com or call (949) 727-0777 for a consultation.


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