Do you get jittery at the very thought of visiting the dentist? Many do, and at San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand — and we can help! There’s no longer a reason to put off a dental visit or postpone needed oral care because of nerves. To help patients relax into a comfortable experience, our office offers sedation dentistry.
There are many reasons why a trip to the dentist can cause anxiety. Some patients are afraid of injections or dislike the environment and sound of dental work. Others have distressing memories or complicated oral issues. Perhaps you gag easily or just have a fear of dentists and doctors in general.
The reason doesn’t matter, really, and we recognize that everyone is different. We just want to provide a relaxed experience as you receive your dental treatment. So whether it’s a simple cleaning or a procedure such as implants, crowns, or veneers, we make comfortable dentistry possible.
What is Dental Sedation?
To help eliminate anxiety and reduce pain, Dr. Wong offers dental sedation at his San Mateo office. You’ll be relaxed and drowsy when you arrive (driven by someone else, of course) and a member of our team will monitor your vital signs during treatment. No stress. You’re done! You’ll be discharged to go home shortly after your visit is complete; our only ask is that you have a friend or relative drive you to and from your appointment.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Sedation?
If you have a great fear of going to the dentist or you’ve had a previous dental experience that left you frightened, you’re likely a good candidate for dental sedation. In fact, the more complicated the procedure, the more likely dental sedation might be right for you.
At your first appointment with Dr. Wong, he’ll assess your dental needs and provide a plan of care, which may include sedation dentistry. Be sure to share any anxieties you have about your teeth, the treatment, or your visit to our office in general.
Even if you don’t elect sedation dentistry, we do our best to provide a relaxing environment for all of our patients. We provide headphones, neck pillows, movies, and warm towels to help lessen anxiety and enhance a sense of peacefulness and calm.
Would you like to know more? Contact San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at (650) 342-9016 to learn about all of the services we offer.