No Fear, No Excuses!
We take patient comfort very seriously. Our fun, relaxed team of dental professionals is committed to helping patients overcome their dental phobias. From creating a comfortable environment to offering different options for anxiety relief, we’ll walk you through any dental fear, no matter how severe.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Dr. Christopher Chan is DOCs certified to provide in-office oral conscious sedation to his patients. Oral conscious sedation is a simple, straightforward way of helping patients experience the benefits of sedation treatments without the deeper levels or sedation medications used in a hospital. Instead, a dose of prescription strength sedative is taken approximately one hour prior to the appointment, helping the patient feel as if they are in a dream-like state through their appointment. Patients may be given incremental dosages of the same medication throughout the procedure as needed. Patients will be able to respond to Dr. Chris to answer questions, but most of them won’t remember much about their visit. One of the biggest benefits of choosing oral conscious sedation is that patients can have most (or all) of their treatment completed during a single dental visit. It is also a great benefit for patients who are nervous about dental visits, those who have trouble sitting comfortably for longer periods of time, people with a strong gag reflex or who have trouble getting numb, and those who need major work completed.
For more information, check out our blog on Oral Conscious Sedation.
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is easy to use at literally any dental visit, even cleanings! Just a small amount of nitrous is needed to create a relaxed, calm sensation in our patients. The effects do not linger, and are completely reversed once it is turned off after the completion of their treatment. That means it’s fine to go back to school or work right away.