April 9, 2018

Do you get anxiety whenever you think about visiting the dentist? If so, you like many other people have probably had a bad experience at a dental cleaning, cavity filling, or root canal to make you feel the way you do.

The good news is that you don’t have to let this anxiety cause your oral health to suffer because Dr. Jon Perna specializes in offering sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Often referred to as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry essentially means that you are asleep while dental procedures are performed. This allows you to completely avoid the anxiety you may have from a previous bad procedure as you won’t even be awake while the procedures are performed. This method works wonders for patients who wish they could be relaxed while receiving vital dental treatments to ensure the overall health of their teeth and gums.

Sedation Options

Dr. Perna is a dentist in Oak Park, CA that believes in making his patients as comfortable and stress-free as possible during dental appointments. He offers the following options when it comes to sedation dentistry:

  • Nitrous Oxide – This gas is inhaled before a procedure begins through a specialized mask. As you breath in the gas, your anxiety level drops, thus allowing you to be relaxed while the treatment is being performed. When the treatment is finished, the mask is removed and the effects of the gas wear off within minutes.
  • Oral Sedation – An oral sedative will be given to you in our office prior to your treatment beginning. This method is completely safe and keeps you conscious during the treatment but causes you to remember only bits and pieces of the procedure.
  • Local Sedation – Dr. Perna applies a numbing agent to the area that will be treated. This numbs the sensitivity and makes it so you can’t feel a thing!

Contact Us

Schedule an appointment with us today and discover how sedation dentistry can relieve you dental anxiety.



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