Oral Sedation Dentistry
Wake Up To a New Smile
Dr. Lim’s office have received extensive
special training in dental sedation. Only 1% of the dentists in the country are
qualified in this conscious sedation dentistry, and patients come from the all over the Bay Area to be treated using this comfortable, safe and
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses medicine called Triazolam to help you be relaxed and
comfortable while receiving dental procedures. We dispense the medication about 1 hour before your appointment at our office. This medication has
been prescribed over 10 million times per year, by physicians, for patient’s
use at home. The drug has almost no side effects or interaction with other
medicines you may currently be taking.
What are the Benefits of Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple
cleaning to extensive treatment. One of the additional benefits is that the
medicine has an amnesia quality which for most patients, tends to prevent almost
any memory of the visit. It is sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry”
because of this and its other pleasant effects.
dentistry enhances effectiveness of anesthetic.
Joint and muscle
soreness is decreased with dental sedation.
dentistry allows more treatment to be provided in a shorter time, which could
decrease total number of visits.
How Long Do The Effects of Sedation Dentistry Last?
For most patients, the effects of dental sedation last between 2-4 hours, so
we require you to have someone drive you home from our office.
Conscious Sedation: Am I Really Asleep?
We call it sleep dentistry because most patients do tend to fall asleep.
However it is really a conscious sedation as you can still respond to verbal
commands from the sedation dentist. Even the most apprehensive patients have
been ecstatic with the results of sedation dentistry.
Oral Sedation Dentistry Safety
During conscious sedation, the sedation dentist and his team constantly
monitor each patient with a computerized pulse oximeter, which measures heart
rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. We also have a reversal agent on
hand that reverses the effect of the dental sedation medicine in less than 30
seconds. We have treated hundreds of patients with sedation dentistry safely and
comfortably. We are caring for patients everyday in our office using this safe,
comfortable and relaxing oral sedation method. It’s a blessing for our
To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our office today. You will be amazed at the benefits
conscious sedation can offer you.