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Sedation Dentistry

All of us have probably gone through that feeling of anxiety when planning to go to the dentist for treatment. But dental phobia may keep you from getting the dental care you need. If you fear the dentist chair, you may want to consider sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry uses dental, medical treatments that let patients enjoy a relaxing and anxiety-free experience in our office here in Napa, CA.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

There are several kinds of sedation options depending on the procedure and disposition of the patient.

  • IV Sedation – Intravenous sedation used to be a common procedure in the past where a sedative is injected into the vein on the arm of the patient. The effects are quicker, and has been proven safe and efficient. It is also ideal for procedures that may last for several hours since you have the option to re-administer the medication or adjust as needed.
  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) – The patient inhales nitrous oxide or laughing gas, which is a mild type of sedation as it helps you relax. The gas easily wears off as well. This type of sedation is most suitable for people who suffer from panic attacks or dental phobia.
  • Oral Sedation – This is now the most commonly used form of sedation in dental procedures because it does not require the use of needles and is easy to take. Oral sedation can go from mild to moderate, depending on the dosage you take. Mild sedation is achieved by taking one pill, while a larger dose is needed for moderate sedation. You’ll need to take it an hour before your procedure.
  • General Anesthesia – This type of sedation will put a patient to sleep and it is best for surgical procedures such as impacted wisdom teeth extractions.”

Sedation dentistry can be performed by most dentists. It is also safely administered in dental offices, but if you have certain health conditions, it is best to inform your dentist about it before the procedure. A significant advantage of sedation dentistry is that it addresses dental phobia so you can get the treatment you need without worry.

Here at Napa Valley Dental Group, we have expert sedation dentists to assist you in your dental needs. Just contact our office online or give us a call at (707) 257-2400 to schedule an appointment.

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Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.


I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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