IV Sedation Dentistry Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Dr. Nasser Antonious

Conscious sedation can effectively address most patients’ dental anxiety during any treatment at Sunnyvale Dental Care. From routine cleanings to restorative dentistry (tooth-colored fillings or dental crowns or bridges), to cosmetic procedures (cosmetic bonding or veneers), to more extensive oral surgery (extractions and dental implants), conscious sedation eliminates anxiety while not placing you into a deep sleep. Shortly before treatment, Sunnyvale sedation dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious gives you a pill that leaves you sleepy and extremely relaxed. You do not fall asleep, and you are not under general anesthetic, although with conscious sedation most patients have no memory of their dental visit.

IV sedation is general anesthetic that makes you fall into a deep, unresponsive sleep during your appointment at Sunnyvale Dental Care. IV sedation is preferred by Sunnyvale sedation dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious for patients whose anxiety is extremely severe, patients with special needs who can only receive dental treatment while unconscious, and patients undergoing long or complicated dental procedures. IV sedation dentistry gives our sleep dentists much more control over your level of sedation, as Sunnyvale sedation dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious can adjust your medication levels for your unique physiology and medical history.

With IV sedation dentistry, you should have no memory of your dental appointment at Sunnyvale Dental Care. Because you can stay unconscious for a long time with IV sedation dentistry, Sunnyvale sedation dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious can accomplish a significant amount of restorative and cosmetic dentistry that would normally take multiple appointments should they be preformed on a fully conscious patient.

IV sedation dentistry is preferable for patients with fear or anxiety, special needs, special medical conditions, or difficulty getting numb through conventional injections.

Sunnyvale sedation dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious uses four levels dental sedation:

Light Sedation – Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

Light Sedation – An oral sedative (a pill)

Moderate Sedation – Nitrous oxide combined with an oral sedative

Deep Sedation – IV sedation (fully unconscious)


Learn more about sedation dentistry when you visit Sunnyvale Dental Care. Call Sunnyvale Dentist Dr. Nasser Antonious at 408-720-0900/ TOLL-FREE 1-877-9DENTAL to schedule a consultation today!