Sedation Dentistry: An Easier Way to Smile in San Jose
The thought of taking a trip to the dentist’s office can be a daunting one, especially if you know you’re in need of treatment. If you experience discomfort or even fear when you picture yourself sitting back in that big chair, don’t worry – dental anxiety is a common problem. But you also don’t want to let your teeth or gums go untreated; after all, the problem could only become worse and end up requiring even more time to fix. What can you do? Thankfully, Dr. Bittner Jr and his team are here to help. With the use of one of the sedation dentistry methods available in our San Jose office during your visit, you can be finished with your procedure before you know it, relaxed, comfortable, and ready to share your beautiful smile with the world.
We offer different choices for sedation dentistry here in our San Jose office, and Dr. Bittner will be more than happy to discuss before your procedure which one will fit your unique needs.
- Nitrous Oxide is often known as “laughing gas,” and for good reason. Its effects take hold quickly, and usually result in warm feelings of well-being and euphoria. While you won’t be completely unconscious when under it, you’ll feel much more relaxed and comfortable as your procedure is going on. No injection is required for Nitrous Oxide, and the level of gas you’re receiving can be quickly and easily altered if necessary. Even better, the effects of the gas only take a matter of minutes to wear off, meaning that you can back to work quickly without needing a ride or an escort.
- IV Sedation (sometimes also referred to as “sleep dentistry”) is a more appealing choice if you prefer to be completely unaware of your procedure as it is happening. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation as well as full or partial memory loss, meaning that while you won’t be technically unconscious during your treatment, you’ll still have a sense of being “asleep” while also being able to respond to commands or requests. The effects of the treatment take hold very quickly, and the dose and level of sedation can be altered to fit your specific needs. However, you will need someone to take you home and keep an eye on you for the rest of the day after your procedure is finished.
- NuCalm is a new, revolutionary sedation technique that has the unique quality of being able to create a deep relaxed state for patients without the use of narcotics or controlled substances. The service works by altering your brainwaves. Beta brainwaves are associated with the feeling of being awake, including motor, sensory, and cognitive abilities. NuCalm will bring your brainwave down from beta to alpha or theta, which are instead characterized by feelings of relaxation and peace. In short, it’s impossible for a person with brainwaves in the alpha range to have any feelings of anxious or fear! With the help of dietary supplements, cranial electrotherapy supplements, neuroacoustic beat software, and light-blocking glasses, NuCalm will be sure to leave you feeling relieved and rejuvenated after your procedure. It also produces no significant side effects and requires no downtime or recovery period, allowing you complete freedom once you leave Dr. Bittner’s office.
Other “sleep dentistry” techniques are available as well if needed; Dr. Bittner will discuss your choices will you in depth before your procedure, should you feel you’d be more comfortable with sedation dentistry.
No one should feel like they have to avoid much-needed dental treatment because of anxiety or fear. Dr. Bittner and his qualified team are committed to making you feel relaxed, comfortable, and ready to smile here in San Jose, CA. Please call our office today to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our sedation dentistry techniques or the other services we offer.