Skilled Root Canal Sedation in Brentwood

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Root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures for eliminating infection and preserving your tooth's overall structure. At East County Endodontics, we've been performing root canal treatment for years and can handle your situation, no matter how complex it may seem. However, we understand that anxiety and fear can prevent many individuals from getting the quality dental care they need.

That's why we're proud to offer Brentwood root canal sedation to help you feel relaxed and at ease during your appointment. Whether you require nitrous oxide or oral sedation, our team is here. We look forward to meeting you and helping you take the first step toward a healthy, infection-free smile. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our endodontist and their staff!


Is Sedation Dentistry the Right Option for Me?

It's normal to question whether sedation dentistry is right for you. That's why our approachable and communicative dental team is here to break down what our sedation options entail and answer any questions you may have about them. You can rest assured that we'll give you the information you need to make informed and confident decisions about what's best for your smile. Some of the benefits of our Brentwood sedation dentistry include:

  • Anxiety relief: No matter how nervous you may be about the thought of root canal therapy, sedation dentistry can eliminate your fear and allow your smile to get the care it needs. Our hope is that our sedation options help each dental appointment feel easier than the last.
  • Reducing your gag reflex: Your gag reflex is a good thing as it prevents foreign bodies from entering your throat. Our endodontist, however, will need access to your oral cavity, and your gag reflux may prevent it. Through sedation dentistry, your gag reflex will be less of a problem.
  • Quicker dental work: When a patient is fully conscious during root canal therapy, they may move around in the chair and force the dentist to stop periodically. Root canal sedation allows our endodontist to work faster and more efficiently as you move and adjust yourself less.

Our Root Canal Sedation Options

Our dental team will ask you various questions when you come in for your initial appointment. Do you normally experience anxiety when visiting the dentist? Have you ever undergone root canal treatment before? Our endodontist and their team will then use the information you provide us to determine which of our sedation options to recommend for you. Factors like the overall complexity of your oral situation and the intensity of your dental anxiety all play a part in deciding the ideal type for you.

Our excellent root canal sleep dentistry options include:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide sedation, also called laughing gas, is a popular sedation option for routine and complex root canal therapy alike. This sedation option consists of a clear and scentless gas. Normally, the gas is administered through a nosepiece placed over your nose. You'll be awake and responsive during the procedure but pain sensation is substantially reduced, and you'll feel more relaxed. Our highly trained staff will closely monitor you during your root canal procedure to ensure that you're comfortable and okay. Once the dentist is complete, we'll flush oxygen through your system to remove any remaining nitrous oxide. Although you may feel a little lightheaded at first, nitrous oxide doesn't linger in the body for long and you'll be okay to drive yourself back home.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is a more powerful type of sedation reserved for complex root canal therapy cases or patients with severe dental anxiety. Typically, oral sedation dentistry consists of a special drug administered in a pill. Our endodontist may have you take a pill the night before your appointment as well as right before your procedure to help maximize the effects. You'll more than likely feel sleepy during the procedure, but you'll still be aware of your surroundings and able to communicate. As a more potent form of sedation, it would be unsafe for you to operate machinery after your appointment, and we recommend having someone drive you home. We also recommend that you take the rest of the day off and relax while the remainder of the medication wears off.

Brentwood Sedation Dentistry for You

At East County Endodontics, we believe that dental anxiety shouldn't prevent you from getting the root canal therapy you need. That's why we're proud to offer extensive sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide sedation and oral conscious sedation. Whether you have a strong gag reflex or experience severe dental anxiety, our sedation options can help you have a relaxing and stress-free appointment. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and discover how our Brentwood sedation dentistry is right for you!



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