Your comfort is a top priority to Dr. Chen and her team. She is gentle and has over 20 years of experience in delivering pain-free dentistry to patients at our dental office in Castro Valley, CA.
If fear and anxiety are what keep you from visiting the dentist, Dr. Chen offers nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed. Delivered through an inhalation mask that is worn during your treatment, nitrous oxide helps "take the edge off" and is safe to use during most dental procedures for both adults and children. Better yet, nitrous doesn't interfere with your normal activities since it leaves your system quickly.
If you need more profound relaxation to help you complete your treatment, you can talk with Dr. Chen about using oral conscious sedation. We deliver this type of sedation with medication that is a pill you'll take an hour before your procedure. While you'll still be conscious and responsive, the drug induces deep relaxation to where you might even feel like you're sleeping. Most patients have little to no memory of their procedures when they use oral sedation.
At Ava Chen, DDS, we go above and beyond to ensure that you're comfortable in all aspects of your dental appointment. If you feel like you would benefit from using sedation dentistry during your appointments, please talk with Dr. Chen.