Call (661)748- 3882 to Schedule Appointment

Many people worldwide have a fear of dentists and dentistry, mainly because of old fashioned methods of treatment and horror stories related by word of mouth. With all the modern technology and treatment methods available today, this should no longer be the case. If you are still terrified of the sound of a dentist’s drill or fear the lack of control over the situation while you are in a dentist’s chair, help is at hand with various methods of conscious sedation to help you feel at ease and therefore complete any treatment that has to be performed in your mouth. At Sunshine Family Dentistry in the City of Bakersfield, we offer the full range of sedation techniques available on the market today.

By far and away the most popular and widely-used method of dental sedation is Inhalation Conscious Sedation, also known as Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation. Inhalation Conscious Sedation is administered via a mask which is put over one’s nose and you simply breathe normally. Having a highly trained sedation dentist in Bakersfield, CA, assures you that treatment will not begin until you are comfortable and in a deep state of relaxation. It is most probable that you will not even remember anything about the treatment when your appointment is over as, towards the end of the treatment, the dentist will turn off the nitrous oxide and let you breathe in pure oxygen which brings you right back to normal, so you do not even need somebody to take you home.

Other methods we at Sunshine Family Dentistry use include Enteral Conscious Sedation, whereby a tablet is prescribed to be taken a short while before your appointment. You will remain fully conscious, but become sleepy and, by the time your treatment is finished, you may even forget the entire procedure. It is advised that somebody brings you to your appointment and is available to take you home afterwards, as the drowsiness may persist for an hour or two afterwards.

For extreme cases, general anaesthesia may be the only option, but such patients are few and far between these days, as the above described methods have proved to be highly successful in treating even the most difficult children and adults.

When looking for a sedation dentist in Bakersfield, CA, call us to make an appointment and we will show you just how easy it is to overcome all your fears and trepidations, allowing you to step back into the world with a million dollar smile. We are also emergency dentist in Bakersfield.