Sedation Dentistry

We use advanced sedation dentistry for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure you are comfortable, calm and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure. Our team will work closely with you to assess what fears you may have and determine a treatment option that feels comfortable for you.

Sedation Dentistry
in Fair Oaks, CA

Sedation dentistry refers to medicine that is designed to reduce physical pain associated with treatment or to reduce anxiety and help you feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. This makes the experience more pleasant and ensures our staff can perform their duties more effectively. Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to prevent pain, discomfort, or anxiety around your dental visit.

At Orcutt Family Dentistry, we want you to feel comfortable and safe during your visit with us. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Oral Conscious Sedation
at Orcutt Family Dentistry

Oral Conscious Sedation is the safest technique dentists use to help patients with dental anxiety to get through their appointments in a relaxed manner. It is referred to as “conscious” because patients are still awake and can respond normally, but feel very tired. There are different levels of oral conscious sedation, the most common being “twilight” sedation also known as anxiolysis. For appointments less than three hours long, we suggest twilight sedation; we will prescribe you medication to take before your appointment. It’s easy and very safe, plus it’s FREE. However, you will have to pick up the medication from your pharmacy. We do not charge for twilight sedation and the vast majority of patients do extremely well with this type of sedation. If longer procedures are necessary, then we would perform incremental oral conscious sedation which is basically an “extended” twilight sedation. The great thing about oral conscious sedation is that you typically have almost no memory of your dental visit patients love it!

Orcutt Family Dentistry's Sedation Provider

Dr. Brian Orcutt smiling, with his arms crossed standing outside in front of trees

Dr. Brian Orcutt


Dr. Orcutt is passionate about helping his patients achieve their dental health goals, promoting overall health, and watching their cosmetic dreams come true. Patients often comment that Dr. Orcutt is genuinely kind, funny, warm-hearted and friendly, and always makes them feel comfortable.

  • Does the sedation have any other affects?

    Yes, the medications used for all forms of oral conscious sedation allow patients to get more numb easier than usual. You are more relaxed and that allows you to get numb much faster. The medication used for sedation also reduces a patient’s gag reflex so it's easier to take x-rays and receive dental treatment.

  • What else do I need to know about dental sedation?

    Patients who receive dental sedation will still be slightly under the influence when they leave the office, so it is imperative they have a responsible adult to drive them home and stay with them the rest of the day. Before sedation, we require our patients to not eat for 12 hours, so we want them to eat and drink water when they get home. They will need a soft diet planned out for their return home because they will likely be numb for a little while.

More Questions About Dental Sedation?

If you have more questions about dental sedation, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Orcutt Family Dentistry

7840 Madison Avenue #185
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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