Procedures
Sedation

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Office location:
Pinole
806 San Pablo Ave.
Suite 4
Pinole, CA
94564
Phone: 510-724-5100

Office Hours
Mon: Closed
Tues: 8:15 - 4:00
Wed: 8:15 - 4:00
Thurs: 9:00 - 5:00
Fri: 8:15 - 1:00 Saturday: 8:15 - 3:00 (every other)

  • Our Pinole childrens & family dental practice offers sedation dentistry options that include, Nitrous Oxide, Pediatric Oral Conscious Sedation & Adult Oral Conscious Sedation. Childrens dental work, cosmetic fillings, crowns, bridge work, laser-type teeth whitening, root canal therapy and periodontal therapy can all be  accomplished, without fear using the sedation dentistry techniques we offer. 
  • There are 3 primary ways that Sedation is administered in our Dental Office: 
      
    IV Sedation also known as Deep Conscious Sedation is usually used by Dr. Nuttle who has specialized training and special certification. With this type of sedation, medications are administered directly into the blood stream. The greatest advantage of IV Sedation is that if someone is not sedated enough, Dr. Nuttle can administer more medication and the effects are instantaneous. IV Sedation is not used commonly in most dental offices because of the specialized advanced training required and the requirements for certification by the State Board of Dentistry. The drugs used for IV Sedation are more effective then the same drugs taken orally. There is a more profound amnesia associated with this technique.

    Oral Sedation, sometimes called  "relaxaction dentistry" is administered by taking a pill. All body functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient will often fall asleep. Some degree of amnesia is common. The disadvantage with this method of sedation, is that the level of sedation for each person is not predictable. 

    Inhalation Conscious Sedation, Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation also known as "laughing gas". This is the most frequently used sedation method used  in dentistry. All bodily functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient will often fall asleep and experience some degree of amnesia about what happened during their dental appointment. Inhalation Sedation has been used my dentists for many years.
     



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