Posts for tag: dental anxiety

By E. John Baron DDS
April 27, 2017
Category: Dentistry

Sedation dentistry in Santa Cruz, California helps create a relaxed and calm experience for those that are fearful of dental work. With the sedation dentistryuse of sedatives, fearful patients can have a series of dental treatments in just one visit that would otherwise take them several visits. Different sedatives are used by Dr. E. John Baron fitting the needs of each particular patient.

Sedation Dentistry Options

Conscious sedation is one option that administers a sedative such as nitrous oxide to a patient. During the dental work, the patient is alert and awake but is slightly relaxed. Local anesthesia is another option that injects medication into tissue or is applied topically to eliminate any sense of feeling during procedures. Both are these are recommended for more minor procedures.

For more severe treatments or for severe cases of dental phobia, Dr. Baron may suggest the help of an anesthesiologist that puts a patient under for procedures. Oral conscious sedation is another option where patients take something orally. All of their bodily functions remain the same and they are able to breathe on their own. The patient may experience some amnesia on what happened.

Patients that are scared of the dentist oftentimes are hesitant to undergo any type of dental procedure, even an exam or cleaning. This puts them at risk of tooth decay and other future dental issues that could have been avoided with preventative dental care. However, with sedation dentistry in Santa Cruz, California, patients can get the check-ups and procedures they need in order to maintain their oral health. These sedatives make procedures seem fast, anxiety-free and relaxed.

To learn more about what sedation dentistry can do for you, call Dr. Baron’s office at 831-426-9200 today to schedule an appointment.

By E. John Baron DDS
July 05, 2016
Category: Dentistry
Tags: dental anxiety  

Dealing with dental anxiety? Our Santa Cruz dentist, Dr. E. John Baron, can help!

Does the idea of seeing the dentist have your stomach in knots? Not sure the last time you visited our office because of anxiety or fear? dental anxietyEveryone should be visiting their dentist for regular checkups to make sure their mouths stay healthy and free of problems. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while due to a dental phobia, then find out if sedation dentistry could make your next visit a breeze.

What is sedation dentistry?

This technique uses sedative medications to help patients stay relaxed and calm during their dental treatment. Whether you are having multiple procedures performed at once or you just hate the idea of a regular dental cleaning, there are many sedation dentistry options to quell your fears. Sedation dentistry can be administered in either of these two common forms: Oral medication (anti-anxiety medications) and inhalation sedation (sometimes referred to as simply “laughing gas”)

If you aren’t sure which sedation dentistry is right for you then it’s a great time to chat with your Santa Cruz sedation dentist to see what might work best for your needs.

What are the advantages of sedation dentistry?

There are numerous benefits attached to sedation dentistry, including:

  • A painless experience: With sedation dentistry calming your nerves it’s easier to apply anesthesia to give you an easy, pain-free dental treatment. With sedative drugs you can enjoy getting the care your smile requires without fearing pain.
  • Feeling relaxed: There are patients who can’t sit in one position for long periods of time. There are patients with conditions like chronic pain or neck problems that make sitting in the dental chair a real issue. But sedation dentistry can ease them into the procedure and help them relax.
  • Time-saver: Maybe you need to have multiple procedures performed. You could keep coming back for multiple visits or you could tackle them in one fell swoop. That will most likely mean a longer time at our office. To make the long process easier, we recommend sedation so we can fix all your issues without needing you to come back several times.

If sedation dentistry has piqued your interest and you think that it might be able to tackle your dental stress then call Dr. Baron in Santa Cruz, CA today to find out more. Our goal is to give you a stress-free and pleasant dental experience.



E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-9200

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