Is it difficult for you - or a friend or family
member – to go to the dentist?
We do have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) on hand, if that
will make your visit easier. You simply breath through
a mask on your nose and will be instantly relaxed, with
no hangover or lasting effects afterwards.
For those who are a little more anxious or apprehensive,
Dr. Pinar is licensed by the State of California to
administer oral conscious sedation.
We’ve done a lot of work on making dental visits easy
and comfortable for our patients. There is an extremely
safe technique that we call Twilight Dentistry that Dr.
Pinar is able to use that puts even the most fearful
patients at ease. Not all patients need this but for
those who do, it “works like a dream.” Just imagine not
being afraid to go to the dentist. It is SO easy. You
simply take a pill that we give you, and then a
companion will take you to our office. No More Needles!
Many techniques of sedation require injections of
sedative and even IVs placed in the arm. The problem is
that those of us who are needle-phobes like Dr. Pinar,
we’re just as afraid of that as the dental visit.
But “Oral Conscious Sedation” means you simply take
pills for the sedation. We’ll make certain you're
totally relaxed and comfortable. And even though this
procedure is incredibly safe, we’ll still monitor you
very closely while you're sedated. You'll receive just
enough sedation that you'll be completely comfortable,
lightly dozing on and off and you won’t remember your
Oral sedation can change your outlook on
If you’ve been putting off getting a beautiful smile
because you fear treatment, have had bad experiences in
the past, have difficulty getting numb, have a bad gag
reflex, have very sensitive teeth or hate shots, you’ve
now found the answer to your concerns. It's perfect for
patients who have:
Anxiety or fear about going to the dentist
Bad gag reflexes
Difficulty getting numb
A dread of getting a shot
A hate for just stepping into the office