conscious sedation laughing gas Ackerman Towson Dentistry dentist in brentwood, oakley, antioch california Dr. Kevin Ackerman, DDS, BS Dr. Eric Towson, DDS, BSIf you put off going to the dentist, you are not alone. Many people feel it is a hassle. They experience anxiety while thinking about it or downright dread it. Let’s face it – nobody wants to be in the dentist’s chair. You may not look forward to it, but you don’t have to fear it. 


Conscious Sedation in Brentwood Can Help

Routine dental appointments are necessary for oral and overall health. Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry can help you ease the pain and fear you may associate with dentistry. This can also help you keep those dreaded dental appointments.


What is Conscious Sedation?

Before your procedure, we can provide a few different sedative options. One, which is usually inhaled through the nose, is nitrous oxide. You will feel more “laid back” about the dental work. You will feel very comfortable and very relaxed.

There are three levels of sedation for dental procedures: Light, moderate, and deep.

Light sedation is conscious sedation. It can be used for:

  • Dental cleaning
  • Cavity filling
  • Root canals


Keep Your Dental List Checked Off

Dentists can work more efficiently during conscious sedation. Since you’re comfortable and relaxed, you will be less concerned about how many different tasks the dentist performs. You will be less concerned about how long those extra tasks may take. This can help with your schedule. This allows the dentist to do more during a single appointment instead of spreading different tasks over different appointments. 


Conscious Sedation Can Be Safer

Sedation dentistry is not only considered safe but sometimes considered safer than procedures not involving sedation. While sedated, we’ll closely monitor your: 

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Anxiety level

During conscious sedation, you’re still in control of your devices and responsive.


Is Conscious Sedation Available for Any Type of Dental Work?

Sedation is not required for every procedure, but many patients request it. Talk to us at Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry. We will make sure you understand all that is involved with your recommended procedures. We will make you comfortable. We will listen to you to understand your pain tolerance.


Health, Comfort, and Satisfaction

At Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry in Brentwood, we take the fear and dread out of your dental appointments. We’ll help reduce any pain and anxiety in the most responsible and caring way possible. We can help take the fear away so you can look forward to the care we deliver. Call today for an appointment. You’ll be happy you did.