If You’re Afraid, Anxious, or Have Special Needs, We Can Help!
All of your dental issues can be safely treated while you are calm and relaxed with our sedation dentistry services!
We want to make sure your visit to our dental office here in Los Gatos is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Depending on your level of fear and apprehension, Dr. HagShenas utilizes both Oral Sedation and IV intravenous sedation techniques to provide you with just the right amount of sedation necessary to help you through your dental visit. You do not fall asleep; nor are you under general anesthesia. You will be able to understand and respond to requests from Dr. HagShenas and his staff at all times throughout your procedure.
Dr. HagShenas Provides Four Levels of Sedation:
1) Lightest Sedation – Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
2) Light Sedation – Oral Sedation (a pill)
3) Moderate Sedation – Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation in combination
Mild or moderate sedation/procedural sedation in which you are awake but drowsy is a very effective way to relieve anxiety. With slightly deeper sedation, you will be breathing on your own while monitored but you will have no memory of your procedure when you wake.
4) Deeper Sedation – IV Intravenous Sedation
IV sedation differs from oral sedation (taking a pill) because Dr. HagShenas has much more control over the amount of medication given to you. IV sedation allows him to more accurately control your level of sedation while achieving deeper levels of relaxation much more safely. Different agents can be added depending upon your medical history, medications you may be taking, or any other special needs you may have.
With IV sedation you will be so relaxed that an hour of treatment will feel like a minute. You will have very little, if any, memory of the appointment. Dr. HagShenas is able to do a significant amount of dental treatment in one or two visits that would ordinarily take multiple appointments.
IV sedation is preferable for people with high fears, extreme anxiety or other medical issues. We successfully treat patients who are on multiple medications or those who have had difficulty being sedated in the past. And we also successfully treated patients with special needs.