Do you fear going to the dentist? You're not alone. Between 5% to 8% of Americans avoid dentists altogether due to fear, and approximately 20% struggle with anxiety that causes them to go only when absolutely necessary. (webMD)
Dr. Orcutt understands this challenge, and is committed to bringing you comfortable, pain-free dentistry. Conscious Oral Sedation, or sedation dentistry, is one of the ways he makes it easy for you to take care of your teeth. With sedation dentistry, you are still awake, but relaxed enough to not really notice what is going on. Some patients don't even remember their dental experience.
With conscious oral sedation, you take a pill approximately one hour before Dr. Orcutt begins your procedure. You will usually receive local anesthesia as well, unless you're undergoing a procedure that doesn't normally require it. Whether you choose oral sedation to get your teeth cleaned or only for advance procedures, we are committed to making your dental experience comfortable and pain-free.
Dr. Orcutt was one of the first doctors in the Sacramento area to be certified in Oral Conscious Sedation and has treated numerous patients. He is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and regularly follows new advancements in sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry can:
Before starting any treatment, Dr. Orcutt will take a comprehensive medical history to determine the sedation medication which is best suited for you.
Oral conscious sedation has been safely used for over 30 years in millions of dental procedures.
Dr. Brian Orcutt is part of a select group of Sacramento dentists to be certified in Oral Conscious Sedation in the practice of dentistry. He is committed to making your dental experience as relaxing and as anxiety-free as possible with sedation dentistry.
No. You are not under a general anesthetic. You are aware of your general surroundings, but you don't care much about them. You are usually very sleepy, but are able to respond.
You will receive enough sedation so that you are minimally aware of your surroundings, almost as if you were sleeping lightly.
Oral conscious sedation was designed for the express purpose of delivering dental treatment without pain. In addition to not feeling any pain, most patients feel surprisingly good after treatment.
Most patients have very little or no recollection of their dental procedures.
After treatment you will feel fine. Most of our patients wake up very quickly after their procedures. However, for your safety, we ask that you not drive. You will need to bring a friend or family member to escort you home.
If you would like more information on sedation dentistry, please visit www.sedationcare.com.
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