Ease Your Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry:  Designed to Help You Relax during Treatment 

It is not uncommon to have a fear of the dentist's office. Unfortunately, many patients neglect important visits to the dentist due to anxiety or a fear of discomfort. 

To help you relax during your upcoming visit, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. offers multiple forms of sedation dentistry, including fast-acting intravenous (IV) sedation

How can sedation dentistry help you? 

Curious to see what it looks like to receive IV sedation?

Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are especially anxious or who have difficulty sitting still.

Dental Phobia  Is More Common Than You Think

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* According to the National Institutes of Health.

Many patients put off important dental treatment due to a fear of the dentist, putting themselves at risk of more serious oral health concerns. Unfortunately, these concerns can even affect your overall health. In addition to offering sedation dentistry, Dr. Valenzuela uses gentle techniques to put his patients at ease. 

Are you eligible for IV sedation? 

To provide the highest quality of care and fully focus his attention on you, Dr. Valenzuela brings in a team of specialists, including an anesthesiologist, to administer medication during your procedure. This ensures that there is a dedicated team monitoring your vitals while Dr. Valenzuela performs your treatment. 

Thanks to this approach, virtually anyone can safely undergo IV sedation. Prior to your appointment, our team will review your medical history and ensure that it is safe for you to receive anesthesia. 

Is sedation safe? 

Serious complications from sedation are very rare

Dr. Valenzuela will inform you of the risks prior to your procedure. To reduce your risk of complications, follow your doctor's orders leading up to the procedure. In some cases, you might be asked to refrain from eating or drinking anything the night before your treatment to ensure that the sedation can be safely and effectively administered. 

Vitals on monitor
Throughout your treatment, an anesthesiologist and nurse will closely monitor your vitals to ensure your safety.

Do you have to use sedation? 

Not necessarily. 

If you are undergoing a minor procedure or do not suffer from dental anxiety, local anesthesia may be sufficient. Local anesthesia acts as a nerve block that prevents you from feeling any pain during the procedure. 

If you choose to receive only local anesthesia, you will still be fully awake and aware during your procedure. For this reason, IV sedation is generally recommended for patients who are undergoing lengthy, extensive treatment or need help relaxing.

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The only way to determine which method of sedation is right for you is to consult with a doctor.

More Reasons to Choose a Sedation Dentist 

While many patients feel uneasy about receiving dental treatments, some suffer from severe phobia or anxiety that prevents them from scheduling appointments and receiving even critical care. To help keep patients comfortable during surgery, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. coordinates with a specialized anesthesiologist to provide intravenous sedation dentistry at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in the Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, area, ensuring the comfort and relaxation of his patients.

Patient undergoing sedation dentistry during a dental procedure.
Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients who are especially anxious about undergoing treatment or those who have difficulty sitting still.

Advanced Technology Meets Compassionate Care

We have built our practice over two generations through incorporating patient feedback, which allows us to provide world-class care in a comfortable setting. Over the years, we have learned that several patients experience crippling anxiety at the thought of dental surgery. Additionally, patients with medical conditions such as arthritis or cancer may be inhibited from undergoing dental treatment because of a lower threshold for pain. 

At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, Dr. Valenzuela offers IV sedation dentistry to mitigate discomfort during surgeries, engaging the services of a specialist in anesthesiology and chronic pain management.

Neglecting treatment, however, only makes oral health issues worse with time, and can lead to tooth loss, advanced decay and periodontal disease, and infections. At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, Dr. Valenzuela offers IV sedation dentistry to mitigate discomfort during surgeries, engaging the services of an anesthesiologist, who is a specialist in anesthesiology and chronic pain management.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Intravenous sedation allows our patients to receive a local anesthetic and undergo their procedures, with greater ease and less worry. remembering no details of stress or pain. Patients from Palm SpringsMexicali and Imperial ValleyYuma, and the surrounding areas often choose sedation dentistry for lengthy or extensive procedures such as:

We outsource sedation to paid specialists, an anesthesiologist and nurse who administer and monitor the anesthesia during the procedure. The anesthesiologist team has worked extensively with cancer patients in the past, and have considerable experience in ensuring a comfortable experience for all patients.

IV sedation is administered through an intravenous tube, and the medication allays your anxiety to create a relaxing, peaceful state, leaving you with little or no memory of the procedure. This can ensure a pleasant experience for even the most stressed or nervous patients.

Additionally, our modern facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that complements comprehensive and comfortable dental treatments. We believe in prioritizing the patient experience, and making it as smooth and hassle-free as possible.

Learn More about Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is suitable for most patients who suffer from moderate to severe dental anxiety and are undergoing surgery or major dental work. Through sedation dentistry, Dr. Valenzuela and his friendly staff can help ensure your comfort, while you receive superior dental care. Postponing important dental work can be harmful to your oral and overall health. Contact Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center today to learn more about sedation dentistry, and to schedule your next dental appointment or procedure.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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