Friendly Sedation Dentistry in Fresno

Fresno sedation dentistry, Molina DentistryAt Molina Dentistry, our team knows that going to the dentist can be a source of anxiety and fear for many. We offer compassionate and effective sedation dentistry options to help provide you with a relaxing and comfortable experience during your dental visits. Drs. Eddie and Patty Molina want your time with us to be pleasant and work with you to determine your sedation needs.

With help from our team, you can make your regular dental visits with confidence and get the customized care you deserve. We take the time to explain all relevant treatments to you and how they pair with our sedation options. Providing exceptional care while focusing on your comfort and peace of mind are always our top priorities.

If you're looking for sedation dentistry in Fresno, let us give you the beautiful smile you deserve in the most compassionate and gentle ways possible. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!


What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the process of administering different medications through various means to help eliminate stress and anxiety. These medications help you stay relaxed and peaceful during your dental treatments and procedures. At the time of your examination, our dentists will walk you through all the different sedation options we offer and what to expect from each one. Regardless of your fear level, we work with you to fully customize our treatments to fit your needs and anxieties.

What Treatments do We Offer?

Each of our sedation solutions is administered differently and offers varying levels of relaxation. By fully assessing your dental health and presenting the recommended procedures, we help you determine which treatment is right for you. The sedation options we offer include:

Oral Conscious Sedation

Administered in pill form, oral conscious sedation is given in various dosage sizes, depending on your fear or anxiety level. Typically, you will take a pill the night before your procedure and then another pill at least an hour before starting your treatment. The sedative in the pill releases slowly into your system, so you'll experience a general feeling of ease increase over a period of time.

What to Expect During Treatment – Ordinarily, oral conscious sedation allows you to be awake while performing your procedure. You'll be able to communicate to us how you're feeling and if you're uncomfortable in any way. It is not uncommon for your memory of the procedure to be fuzzy after we have finished. For adults, oral conscious sedation will make you drowsy and require you to make arrangements for transportation to and from your appointment.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide treatment in Fresno at Molina DentistryAdministered by placing a mask over your nose, nitrous oxide pairs with oxygen and gives you a feeling of euphoria. Also known as "laughing gas," the medication allows you to relax and recover quickly. Nitrous Oxide also enables you to interact with our team during procedures to keep us informed on how you feel.

What to Expect During Treatment – Once you are breathing normally through the mask, you can expect to enter a state of complete relaxation and peace. It is not uncommon for you to feel a warm sensation as the medication enters your body. Once treatment is over, the medication will wear off quickly and does allow you to drive home by yourself. Nitrous oxide is available to both children and adults.

We know that oral sedation and nitrous oxide may not be enough for those with higher levels of dental fear and anxieties. Should you require full sedation, we will refer you to a trusted local specialist who can assist you with IV sedation.

Is Dental Sedation Safe?

When administered by a professional, dental sedation is a safe and effective solution for putting you at ease during advanced treatments and procedures. Our Fresno sedation dentistry professionals have extensive experience safely administering these medications. We talk to you before, during, and after your treatments to ensure you feel relaxed at all times.

Who Can Benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

Our goal is only to offer treatments that are beneficial to you in restoring and maintaining your dental health. Sedation dentistry can help you with your fears or anxieties, regardless of the source of your stress. Our team has the skills you can trust to help you with the following:

  • High levels of fear
  • Previous traumatic experiences
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Fear of shots or needles
  • Anxiety toward dental noises and smells
  • And more

Sedation Dentistry in Fresno You Can Trust

At Molina Dentistry, our top priority is always providing exceptional care that is as comfortable as possible. By combining our gentle expertise with our sedation options, we have the skills to help alleviate your fears. If you're looking for sedation dentistry in Fresno, we're the team you can count on. Let us find a sedation solution for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!



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