Oral Conscious
Sedation

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Yes, you can relax – discover the benefits of oral conscious sedation in Berkeley, CA

You need help, but you are scared to go to the dentist. It is a quandary that millions of men and women face every day. Those in or near Berkeley, CA have a solution, right here at Transcendentist. Our gentle, wellness-focused approach to dentistry coupled with oral conscious sedation can give you a reason to smile.

Redefining the dental experience

When you imagine seeing a dentist, what comes to mind? If you have extreme dental phobia, the answer might be pain. Or perhaps you are envisioning the helpless feeling of having to sit still in an uncomfortable chair as hurried, uncaring strangers hover around you with sharp instruments. These images are certainly incentive to avoid dentistry until one has an unbearable problem, at which point you might book an appointment at the first over-booked clinic that will squeeze you in. Emergency treatment in a sub-optimal environment only reinforces negative concepts about dentistry, and the cycle of avoidance continues.

The key to breaking the cycle is changing the way you think about dentistry. For that to happen, you need to experience dental care in a different way. You need a calm, efficient office with comfortable furnishings and a peaceful ambiance. You need a kind, gentle, understanding and supportive dental care team. Yet, even in the best of circumstances, overcoming dental anxiety does not happen quickly or easily, which is why we offer oral conscious sedation to ensure that you can truly relax.

About oral conscious sedation

Oral sedatives are much stronger than the familiar “laughing gas,” but they are not as strong as IV sedation. You might feel pleasantly drowsy, but you will be able to remain awake and able to communicate with your dentist. Furthermore, it does not affect your breathing. What is does affect is the stress and fear, which seem to blissfully melt away. Additionally, it helps muscles relax and makes you less aware of the passage of time. Please note that you will not be able to drive, so you need to arrange transportation.

This can be beneficial for many reasons:

  • Ease the stress and fear of dental anxiety
  • Make treatment more comfortable for patients with TMJ disorder or joint conditions
  • Reduce dental chair fatigue in lengthy treatments
  • Control strong gag reflex

Take it step by step

Begin with a simple phone call to our office. Next is an introductory appointment, during which no procedures are performed unless it is an emergency. We will discuss your medical history, sedation options, and treatment plan. When you feel ready, we will proceed with the treatment plan. Take the first step. Give us a call at (510) 800-7660.

Success Stories

Dr. Praj has been working my teeth for awhile now. She a highly skilled dentist. She’s done three fillings for me and has the gentlest touch with the local anesthetic. She is a master of teeth cleaning!

Kalani R.
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