Sedation Dentistry

Effective Dental Care. Minus the Discomfort.

When it comes to comfortably visiting the dentist, it doesn’t get any better than sedation dentistry.

Why? Because it’s fast, convenient, and – most importantly – safe. Plus, you can take advantage of it for practically all your appointments too.

So ditch those feelings of anxiety and discomfort during your regular cleanings or longer procedures. With sedation dentistry, you get all the things you love about seeing the dentist, and none of the things you don’t

Fairfield's Top Choice for Sedation Dentistry

With multiple options and one of California’s only general dentists with a license to deliver IV-conscious sedation, Freedom Dental is the clear choice for sedation dentistry in Fairfield.

Other dental offices may offer sedation dentistry, but not many have invested the time that Dr. Cheng Zhu has into really fine-tuning the experience. With his years of expertise, you get that ideal anxiety-free visit without feeling dizzy or lightheaded afterwards.

Your Sedation Options

Inhalation Sedation

IV Conscious Sedation

Oral Sedation

How It Works

Something to keep in mind: While we offer 3 forms of sedation dentistry, you’ll need to let us know in advance if you want IV conscious sedation or oral sedation.

You can get inhalation sedation anytime - no advance notice needed, and it only adds about 10-15 minutes to your appointment time. It works great for most people, which is why it’s our most popular option.

Inhalation Sedation in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Get set up
Prep is simple: we’ll put a soft nose piece into place, then open the flow of sedative gas once you’re ready.

Step 2: Relax!
After a few minutes, you’ll feel totally relaxed, with a warm, tingling sensation in your fingers and toes.

Step 3: Receive your treatment
Now you’ll continue with your regular treatment, including receiving any localized anesthetic if necessary.

Step 4: Turn off the gas
Once your treatment is complete, we’ll switch you over to 100% oxygen for 5-10 minutes as the sedative wears off.

Step 5: All done!
You’re ready to get back to movin’ and groovin’. There are no lasting effects, so you can drive home, to work, or wherever you need to go.

When Should I Get Sedation Dentistry?

Since it’s just there to help you relax, there isn’t really a “wrong” time for sedation dentistry. A flexible and affordable option like inhalation sedation is typically used when…

  • You’re worried about the discomfort of a longer procedure
  • You want your child to be more comfortable with visiting the dentist
  • You’re anxious about visiting the dentist because of past discomfort
  • You haven’t seen a dentist in a while and feel a bit nervous
  • You’re just interested in a more relaxing dental experience

Got More Questions About Sedation Dentistry?

Find the answers you’re looking for here in our FAQs!

Is sedation dentistry safe for kids?

For sure! Sedation dentistry is completely safe for kids, and it’s a great way of helping them feel more comfortable about visiting the dentist.

Will I still be awake?

Yup. While you’ll feel relaxed and a bit drowsy, you’ll still be fully conscious and able to respond to the hygienist or dentist.

Is there anyone who can’t use sedation dentistry?

Not really, although there can be some restrictions. Inhalation sedation, for example, isn’t a good choice for people with nasal congestion (since you need to breathe through your nose) or people with serious egg allergies (because it can potentially trigger an allergic reaction).

Your only regret...

...will be that you didn't try it sooner.

Who says going to the dentist has to be uncomfortable? If you’re ready to discover a totally relaxed, anxiety-free dental experience, then ask us about sedation dentistry.

Whether it’s inhalation sedation, oral sedation, or IV conscious sedation, we’ll answer all your questions and help you find the option that’s right for you.

Don’t push your oral health aside for another day.

If you’ve been putting off your next dental appointment because of how you’re expecting it to feel, request inhalation sedation! Call us today at (707) 422-2236 to schedule or…

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