FAQ’s

Dental Phobia and Sedation Dentistry In San Diego


WHAT IS DENTAL PHOBIA?

Dental phobia is the term to describe the intense anxiety or fear related to visiting the dentist. Some develop dental phobia from bad experiences in the past or just have phobias of things encountered at the dentist’s office (feeling confined in chair, needles, drills, etc).

HOW QUALIFIED IS DR. JEFF GRAY AS A SEDATION DENTIST?

Dr. Gray is certified to do dental sedation and is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

IS DENTAL SEDATION DENTISTRY RIGHT FOR ME?

Sedation is very popular amongst two main groups in the San Diego area:
1) Those who suffer from dental phobia and avoid the dentist because of the anxiety it causes.
2) Those who are extremely busy and do not have the time to spread a more complex or extensive treatment(s) into multiple visits. Dental sedation allows them to complete their whole treatment plan in one visit.
If you fall in either group, sedation dentistry may just be right for you.

WHAT SEDATION DENTISTRY OPTIONS DOES DR. GRAY OFFER?

Dr. Jeff Gray offers two sedation dentistry options for patients in the San Diego area: oral conscious sedation and laughing gas. Both methods of sedation dentistry are tried and true and offer fantastic results.

HAS DR. GRAY TREATED MANY PATIENTS WITH SEDATION TECHNIQUES?

Dr. Gray and his San Diego dentist team have treated over 5000 patients safely and comfortably with sedation dentistry. We have a phenomenal track record and are proud to treat patients safely and comfortably on a consistent basis.

HOW CAN I KNOW I’M SAFE DURING SEDATION DENTISTRY?

During sedation dentistry treatments we constantly monitor each patient with a computerized pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG DURING SEDATION TREATMENT?

It rarely happens, but we have a reversal agent on hand that reverses the effect of the sedation medicine in less than 30 seconds. You never need worry that you will be stuck in a sedated state if something unforeseen happens.

WHY IS SEDATION DENTISTRY BECOMING SO POPULAR?

Many who have avoided the dentist in the past because of dental phobia but who know they needed to visit the dentist are able to with the help of dental sedation. Also, people interested in more extensive treatments but too busy for multiple visits can do everything in one visit now.

Please visit our main website or feel free to give us a call if have questions and are in the San Diego area, including La Mesa and El Cajon.