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Types of Sedation We Offer

Patients suffer anxiety at the mere thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair can rest comfortably during an appointment at our office. Our team offers relaxation dentistry including:

  • Oral Sedatives
  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O)
  • Local Anesthetic

We Make Dentistry Relaxing!

Sedation Dentistry Options in Oakland, CA

Sedation Candidates Have:

  • High fear
  • Had traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Limited time to complete their dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • A fear of needles and shots
  • An aversion to the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
  • Fear or embarrassment about their teeth

Sedation Dentistry Options in Oakland, CA

When was the last time you relaxed in a dental office? Dental anxiety and dental phobias are fairly common and can also be controlled through sedation dentistry. Now you can treat your dental issues without the fear. Dr. Dennis Prat offers his patients sedation dentistry in Oakland, CA.

Many people avoid going to the dentist due to their high level of dental anxiety. Even when they experience pain and discomfort, they often resist going to the dentist because of fear due to past traumatic experiences or from what they have seen on TV or in movies. Dr. Prat understands your fear and wants to make receiving proper dental care as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Dr. Prat offers oral sedation to his patients in the form of a small pill that is swallowed shortly before your dental procedure. There is no need for needles or IVs. Even if you have had issues with getting numb, you should not have a problem with being sedated. You will need to have a companion drive you to and from your appointment, as you will be completely relaxed throughout this time. Many patients gently doze, wake up feeling refreshed, and remember very little about their appointment.

Am I a Candidate for Sedation?

Relieving dental anxiety is not the only reason to opt for sedation while at Dr. Prat’s office. You could benefit from sedation if you have experienced any of the following:

  • A severe gag reflex
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Limited time to complete all needed dental treatment
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • High fear or dental anxiety
  • Complex dental problems
  • Have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • A fear of shots and needles
  • An aversion to the smells, noises, and tastes associated with a dental office
  • Embarrassment about your teeth

Do not let fear make you lose your teeth! Let us eliminate your dental anxiety and give you the highest in patient care. Call Dr. Prat’s office in Oakland, CA to schedule your appointment today!

Our Office

The Dental Touch
Dr. Dennis Prat
4215 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (510) 931-1178

About Us

Oakland dentist Dr. Dennis A. Prat provides a wide range of dental treatments including: preventative, restorative, cosmetic, pediatric, sedation and minimally invasive dentistry. Schedule a free dental implant or gum surgery consultation today!

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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