Comfortable, Relaxed Dental Care

Sedation Dentistry Honolulu

Pain-free Extraction

Salvaging a tooth may no longer be an option if it is too severely damaged or decayed. In this case, extraction may be necessary. Fortunately, Dr. Patel excels at providing painless tooth extraction. Using the WAND single-tooth anesthesia system and a personally-developed method of administering local anesthesia, Dr. Patel can help you set the stage for dental restoration in the best possible comfort.

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IV Sedation

Intravenous sedation involves delivering a sedative directly into the patient’s bloodstream during treatment. IV sedation is an excellent way to relieve fear and anxiety, inducing a deep state of relaxation. This method of sedation helps patients achieve a state of near-sleep, in which they are still able to respond to commands. A doctor will be present to administer IV sedation and will monitor you until your procedure is complete. Patients undergoing IV sedation should have a friend or family member drive them home after treatment.

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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has been used in dental procedures for more than a century. The gas is inhaled through a mask that covers the nose. Laughing gas produces a state of euphoria very quickly, helping patients relax. After we stop delivering nitrous oxide, the effects wear off promptly, so the patient can drive and continue normal daily activities afterward.

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Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation involves taking a pill prior to treatment in order to achieve a state of twilight sleep. That is, the patient feels very relaxed and calm, almost to the point of falling asleep, but can still respond to commands. You should plan to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment if you choose to undergo oral conscious sedation.

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