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Sedation Dentistry

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Imagine drifting into a comfortable, dreamlike state in your dentist’s office, as he or she performs the dental treatment you need. This is possible with sedation dentistry. Thanks to sedation dentistry, an hours-long dental appointment can feel like mere minutes!

Voted Best Dentist in Solano County seven years in a row, Dr. Bruce Bosler does his utmost to put all of his patients — from the youngest to the oldest — at ease during their visit. The Vacaville dentist is pleased to offer oral sedation to ensure his patients have a comfortable and stress-free dental experience. Whether you are in need of a routine dental cleaning, treatment to repair a broken tooth or wish to whiten your teeth, sedation dentistry with Dr. Bosler can help you regain a healthy and beautiful smile with no pain or discomfort.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can benefit patients who have:

  • Fear of the dentist (dental phobia) or anxiety about receiving dental treatment
  • Difficulty relaxing or sitting still in the dentist’s chair
  • A low pain tolerance
  • A strong gag reflex

Sedation dentistry can be used for virtually any dental procedure — from routine cleanings to dental implant placement and oral surgery. Before administering sedation, Dr. Bosler will review your medical history in order to determine if you are a suitable candidate for sedation dentistry.

What Is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is administered through a blue pill that patients will need to take before their procedure (typically the night before). Patients will need to have a loved one drive them to our office the day of the procedure. Because oral sedation does not relieve pain, a local anesthetic may be administered before your treatment in order to minimize discomfort. Dr. Bosler or a member of our trusted team will be present during every step of your procedure in order to monitor your safety and comfort. During your treatment, you will be able to respond to our team’s questions and requests.

Oral sedation will put you in a dream-like, relaxed state. In fact, some of our patients have likened the feeling of being under oral sedation to being on vacation on a remote and peaceful island. The effects of the blue pill can take up to 24 hours to wear off, so you will need to have someone drive you home after treatment, where we recommend you take a soothing and relaxing nap. Once you are fully awake, you will have little, if any, memory about your procedure. What you will notice, however, are the changes to your smile!

Here’s How It Works

  1. Making your first appointment.
    This is difficult for many anxious people, so we try to make this as easy as possible.
  2. Welcoming visit.
    We gather information regarding your health and discuss with you your wants and desires. If you’re comfortable, we’ll take X-rays and look in your mouth, but you will never be judged.
  3. Preparing for your sedation visit.
    We’ll give you a prescription for a sedative to take the night before your first appointment to guarantee a good night’s sleep and to make sure you wake up relaxed.
  4. Arriving for Treatment.
    Your companion will bring you to the office. Additional medications will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation. Your experienced sedation team will monitor you throughout your entire visit.
  5. Going home with your new smile.
    Your companion will take you home and stay with you until you’re completely recovered from your sedation medication.
  6. The next day.
    Most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit, and you’ll be thrilled with all the compliments you will get.

Contact Dr. Bosler Today

Visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Let Dr. Bosler and his trusted team put you at ease while you receive the dental treatment you need. To learn whether sedation dentistry is right for you, please call Bosler Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry at (707) 244-1164 today.

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