Sedation Dentistry Montclair

Licensed Sedation Dentist
Dental Sedation Procedures, Options & Details

Dr. Nikki Ancona has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a new dentist that offers sedation.

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Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Nikki has averaged 70 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of California are 50 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!

“Never thought I could say that I had a great time at the dentist. Once again thanks for changing my perspective on dentists. Would recommend this place to anyone.”

Danny G.
Cosmetic dentistry patient
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Dr. Nikki Ancona, with a high-tech cosmetic dental office located in Montclair, is always educated and informed on the latest and greatest dental technologies and trends.

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Sedation Dentistry An Overview

Dental fear and anxiety is a common dental concern amongst patients of all ages. Dental anxiety and fear can negatively impact your oral health, leading to the development of advanced dental problems. Dr. Nikki and our Montclair Plaza dental care team are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthier smile through compassionate, individualized dental care.

Dr. Nikki takes the time to understand each patient’s concerns, answer any question, and keep each patient informed on all aspects of their treatment. Knowing what to expect during your dental visit may help alleviate some fear and anxiety you may feel. Sedation dentistry can also help patients remain relaxed and comfortable throughout their treatment, and even enable them to receive multiple treatments in one visit.

Whether you visit the dentist regularly or you haven’t visited the dentist in years, we encourage patients to visit our Montclair Plaza dental office. We offer a full range of general, cosmetic dental services, and restorative dental care services to enhance your smile. We create a judgment-free environment where patients feel comfortable expressing any fear or anxiety they may have. Our goal is to help each patient feel comfortable, relaxed, and empowered during their visit to our Montclair Plaza dental office.

How does sedation dentistry work?

We offer oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation to patients in our Montclair, CA office. These treatments are effective in relaxing patients during dental procedures.

Oral conscious sedation is administered through a pill. You will be instructed to take the pill an hour before their appointment. During the procedure, you will feel relaxed and possibly drowsy. You will need someone to drive you to and from our Montclair Plaza dental office.

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a small nasal mask. Patients often report feeling relaxed and having no recollection of their treatment. The effects of this treatment are immediate but will wear off once the mask is removed.

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Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients receive dental care. Patients can receive the dental care they need without fear or anxiety.

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry offers benefits to patients and dentists alike. Sedation dentistry:

Enhances the effectiveness of the local anesthetic
Decreases gag reflex
Alleviates anxiety Eliminates joint and muscle soreness
Enables more treatment to be provided in fewer visits
Allows the dentist to complete procedures in a timely manner
You won’t suffer from painful memories and trauma

Patients can feel comfortable and relaxed during treatment and dentists can perform treatment faster. It’s a win-win for all involved.

Is sedation dentistry painful?

No, you will not feel pain during the procedure with the oral conscious sedation method or nitrous oxide. You may feel aches and pains following treatment, which can be assuaged with pain medication.

Oral Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation: is administered through a pill. You will be instructed to take the pill an hour before their appointment. During the procedure, the patient will experienced total relaxation and may feel drowsy. Negative thoughts and emotions, stress, and anxiety will slowly fade once the pill begins to take effect. Your arms and legs will feel heavy although you will still be conscious and able to move them. Patients will need to coordinate a safe ride to and from our Montclair Plaza dental office.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Video 01:00 | If you’ve ever felt nervous or anxious before visiting your dentist, you are not alone. Thanks to today’s technology, dental visits are usually comfortable and virtually pain-free. If you have any anxiety, be sure to discuss your concerns with your dentist as they can adjust treatment to make your dental visit as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide: commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a small nasal mask. Patients often report feeling relaxed and having no recollection of their treatment. The benefit of using laughing gas is the effects are immediate and will diminish once the mask is removed. This colorless and odorless gas is considered safe and extremely effective at helping anxious patients make it through stressful dental appointments.

Video 01:00 | Some people may find a trip to the dental office to be an anxious experience. To help you relax, Dr. Nikki may suggest using nitrous oxide if you feel nervous about your dental visit.

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