Sedation dentistry: You sleep. We fix your teeth!

SLEEP DENTISTRY IN SAN CLEMENTE, ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Oceansight Dental & Implants

Office of Dr. Ali John Jazayeri

106 S Ola Vista

San Clemente, CA 92672

Tel: (949) 481 – 2540

Fax: (949) 481-2544

email: dr@oceansightdental.com

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What is sedation “sleep” dentistry?

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The goal of sedation dentistry is to put you in a relaxed semi-conscious or unconscious state to ease your fear and anxiety

Sedation or sleep dentistry, is a way to relive your dental fear and anxiety by using medicine to put you in a semi-conscious or unconscious state. Once sedated, your dentist can perform extensive dental treatment on you. You will feel little to no pain and will not remember much of anything once treatment is complete. Sedation dentistry is also helpful when performing complex dental work involving multiple surgeries. There are several different sedation techniques, including Nitrous Oxide, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation as well as general anesthesia. The goal of all sedation techniques is to help you concur your fear of dentist by putting you in a semi-conscious or unconscious state.

At Oceansight Dental & Implants we offer all types of sedation, except general anesthesia. No matter how fearful of the dentist you are, we have a solution that fits your needs. Schedule your consultation to learn more about your options to go to sleep by calling us at (949) 481-2540 or schedule your sedation consultation online with us today. We will present your treatment options as well as different sedation options suitable to your needs. Don’t let fear of the dentist hold you back any longer, sleep dentistry has helped thousands get over their fear of dentist and it can help you too!

Should I consider going to sleep for my dental treatment?

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Sedation dentistry is recommended for those with extreme dental-phobia, wisdom tooth extractions and other extensive dental treatments

Sedation dentistry is not for everyone. In fact, the vast majority of patients do fine without any type of sedation. However, there are some patients who are great candidates for sleep dentistry and would probably not get their treatment were it not for sedation! It all depends on how much treatment you require and how afraid of the dentist you are. Here are examples of cases which are good candidates for sedation or sleep dentistry:

Extreme dental-phobia

If you’re so hesitant of going to the dentist that you simply refuse to see one, then sleep dentistry is probably your one and only option. Schedule a sedation consult with Oceansight Dental & Implants to discuss your treatment and dental anxiety. We will come up with a plan that works for you to help you fix your mouth and concur your fear of the dentist using sedation techniques. Give us a call at (949) 481-2540 or schedule your sleep dentistry consultation online today. We offer all phases of dentistry as well as Nitrous Oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation to help you get over your dental anxiety.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Sedation is very helpful for most tooth extraction surgeries, especially for complicated wisdom tooth removal. We highly recommend that you consider sedation dentistry if you need to remove multiple impacted wisdom teeth. OF course, easier wisdom teeth (non-impacted) and extracting a single bad tooth typically does not require sedation.

Extensive dental treatment

Sleep dentistry is also helpful if you’re planning on having extensive dental work done. Examples include cases that require removing multiple teeth and inserting dental implants, full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth tooth extraction, etc. With sedation or sleep dentistry, you can complete the majority or all of your treatment within one long sedation session. Of course multiple followup visits are typically required, but these appointments are all easy and painless for the most part. We always try to do the hard parts, like tooth extraction, dental implants and related gum work, all while you are under sedation.

These are only our recommendations for ideal sedation cases. Ultimately it’s your choice to get sedated or not for your treatment. If you have the time and resources, we can even sedate you to fill your cavities and do your deep dental cleaning. If you’re super anxious about starting your dental treatment, talk to Dr. Jazayeri first. See what he recommends and whether or not sedation dentistry is a viable option for you. Give us a call at (949) 481-2540 or better yet, come in to our San Clemente, Orange County dental office to learn more about your options regarding sleep dentistry. Dr. Jazayeri treats more than 50 patients each year with sedation and he is sure to have a solution for your anxiety as well!

Which sedation dentistry treatment options do you offer at Oceansight Dental & Implants?

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We offer Nitrous Oxide, oral conscious sedation and IV sedation for those who are interested

There’s more than one option when it comes to sedation dentistry. Each sedation techniques yields a different level of sedation on each patient. Reactions range anywhere from mild sedation which is typically achieved with Nitrous Oxide, all the way to full sedation under general anesthesia. We offer 3 sedation techniques, which are Nitrous Oxide,oral conscious sedation as well as IV sedation. Our most commonly used sedation technique is oral conscious sedation (OCS) which is used for 80% of our sleep dentistry treatments.

Nitrous oxide helps take the edge off and calms your down. This is a good option for patients with minimal levels of anxiety. IV sedation knocks you out completely but requires our anesthesiologist to be present and is somewhat risky as well. We recommend oral conscious sedation for the vast majority of our sleep dentistry cases. Oral conscious sedation is extremely effective in relieving anxiety and dental-phobia and has minimal risks.

Regardless of the sedation technique you choose, our goal is to complete all of your major dental treatment during this one sedation session. Our dentist, Dr. Jazayeri, is certified in oral conscious sedation by State Board of California. He has completed a special training and has successfully treated hundreds of patients using oral conscious sedation. To learn more, simply give us a call at (949) 481-2540 or come into our San Clemente, Orange County office to meet us and discuss your anxiety in person. If you’re still not convinced that oral conscious sedation is the solution for you, read the following to learn more about this very effective sedation technique:

Moderate-to-deep sedation

With oral conscious sedation we can place you into a deep state of sedation. Oral conscious sedation is very effective at helping patients relax and fall asleep during their dental treatment. We have successfully treated hundreds of complicated dental treatments using oral conscious sedation with 99% success rate. The 1% who doesn’t respond is then treated with IV sedation and our anesthesiologist.

Ease of administering

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Oral conscious sedation requires minimal workup, no anesthesiologist and just 1 or 2 medications!

Oral conscious sedation is a simple outpatient treatment performed routinely at Oceansight Dental & Implants. There is no need for extensive workup, anesthesiologist consult or extensive allergy tests as is required with general anesthesia. In fact, oral conscious sedation requires nothing more than taking some pills, arranging an escort to your appointment and simply showing up to our dental office. The rest, we take care of!

Safety of oral conscious sedation

As most of you are aware, going under general anesthesia can be quite risky. With oral conscious sedation, you will be breathing on your own throughout the entire procedure. This makes oral conscious sedation much safer than general anesthesia. To learn more about oral conscious sedation and other sedation techniques we offer, give us a call at (949) 481-2540 today. We would be glad to review your treatment options and help you pick the right sedation option for you.

What is a typical sedation appointment like?

We always recommend that you start your sedation session early in the morning or in the early afternoon right after lunch. Most sedation sessions last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Plan on taking the whole day off as you will not be able to return to work or school. Also, you will not be able to function for the next few hours after sedation due to the effect of medication. Plan on getting some rest ideally and SLEEP WITH 2 or 3 PILLOWS UNDER YOUR HEAR the day of your treatment. Here is a preview of what a typical sleep dentistry appointment looks like:

Sedation consultation and workup

All sedation appointments start off with an extensive consult and workup. We will review both your treatment and your sedation protocol during this consultation. X-rays, study models, CT scans, consent forms and payment arrangement is taken care of during this visit. You can not engage in any meaningful conversation on the day of surgery so all the workup needs to be done in advance. Additionally, we will prescribe you medication which is going to be used to put you to sleep on the day of your surgery. Be sure to take these pills with a light meal, like toast and apple juice, as instructed before your surgery.

Arriving to your sedation appointment

It’s important that you find reliable transportation for the day of your surgery. Choose a family member or friend who will be responsible for bringing you back and forth to your sedation appointment. Uber, Lyft and Yellowcab are NOT acceptabel mood of transportation for sedation treatment. Your assistant is also responsible for caring for you the remainder of the day. You won’t be allowed to walk or drive a car as soon as you take your medication. It’s your assistant’s responsibility to care for you for the remainder of the day.

Relax while we take care of the rest!

Once you arrive to your sedation appointment, we will promptly seat you in a treatment chair. You will get hooked up to a pulse oximeter machine which will constantly monitor your vitals throughout the sedation session. From this point on, you get to relax while Dr. Jazayeri starts fixing your teeth. Most sedation appointments take a few hours, but you should be asleep and unaware of time. Once your treatment is complete, we will contact your assigned assistant to come pick you up. We arrange for your assistant to park in front of our office and you will be rolled you out in a wheelchair. Sorry, but this is protocol! You are now all done and set to go home after a successful sedation appointment.

Go home and fall sleep

Most patients immediately fall asleep as soon as they reach their home. Plus, most sedation patients won’t recall much of anything about their dental treatment. Plan on getting plenty of rest and relaxation during this time. Use two or three pillows to sleep with your head elevated to breath more comfortably. By the following day the effects of sedation should wear off and you will be back to normal. You can resume normal activities 24 hours after your sedation treatment.

Sedation and sleep dentistry in San Clemente, Orange County

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We offer complimentary oral conscious sedation for our larger treatments which qualify for sleep dentistry

If you’re interested in learning more about sedation or sleep dentistry, give us a call today. Schedule your sedation consultation with us today by calling (949)481-2540 or book your appointment online. During your consult, Dr. Jazayeri will review your treatment plan and help you decide if sedation is right for you. The best part is, our sedation services are complimentary for larger treatment cases which qualify. So stop delaying essential dental work before you develop infection or worse. Give us a call today or come into our San Clemente dental office to see how we can help you overcome your fear of the dentist with sleep dentistry!

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