Oral Conscious Sedation San Rafael, CA Dentist

Hello, I am Dr. Grey Kantor, here with my father, Dr. Ezra Kantor in San Rafael, California at Kantor Dental Group, Aesthetic Dentistry and Implantology.

Today I want to talk about oral conscious sedation. This is, kind of, above laughing gas, and a method to… If you’re a little scared about going to the dentist, it can be a nice way to calm your nerves but still get the much needed dental work. Oral conscious sedation is very safe. Some might call it sleep dentistry, however, you’re not fully asleep. You are aware; you can be talked to and we’ll ask you questions during the procedure but you won’t remember most of it and you may not remember any of it. So you’ll be able to get your dental work done and never know you were here. Which some people think is good.

And it is, because what it allows us to do is to accomplish a great deal of work in a short period of time and still have you cooperating. You may not know you’re cooperating, but it’s… Remember, it’s conscious sedation. You’re never asleep; you are in a state of limited to non-existent anxiety, an anxiety which most people who use it seem to have when they come to the dentist. This eliminates all of that, and then the work is done. You leave the office, usually you need somebody to take you home, and subsequently to that, you don’t remember very much of it but you’ve had all of this work done and it makes the experience atraumatic and allows us to accomplish a great deal with your cooperation.

And it’s very safe. Extremely safe. During the procedure, we usually augment the sedatives we use with nitrous oxide and oxygen. So you’re always getting at least 80% oxygen in the air mix that you’re taking in, and that’s about… That’s four times the amount of oxygen that’s in the air we breathe, so it’s extremely safe. And, of course, I am specially trained to use this. So I have a lot of experience with it and we find that it makes it… It’s good for everybody, all around. It’s a win-win situation. And it’s a very low cost to the patient. If you have anxiety at the dentist, which many people do, consider doing this and if you have any further questions about it, feel free to come and talk to me or to Dr. Grey.

Yeah, here at Kantor Dental Group in San Rafael, California. Please subscribe. Thank you for watching.

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