Relax through Your Dental Visit With Our Oral Conscious Sedation!

For many people, just the thought of going to the dentist causes extreme anxiety and fear.  What ends up happening is they avoid dental treatment altogether and their oral health along with their overall health is compromised.

Then there are those with special needs who because of a mental, physical, or medical condition, find it difficult to get the proper dental treatment they need.

If you’re someone with special needs, or someone who suffers from mild to moderate dental anxiety and fear, Dr. Shimizu’s oral conscious sedation techniques will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort while getting the proper dental care.

What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?

Oral Conscious Sedation is the level of sedation dentistry which incorporates the use of prescription medications which allows our patients to experience a deeper state of relaxation. Many of them tell us they have little to no recollection of the procedure and some even thought they fell asleep.  If this level of sedation is what you’re looking for you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

How It Works

Dr. Shimizu will choose the proper oral sedation medication based on the length of your procedure and the level of your anxiety. Prior to your appointment, you’ll take a pill and will be monitored throughout your visit for vital signs and comfort level.  You will be conscious and responsive to the doctor’s instructions throughout your visit.

Don’t let fear keep you from having a healthy, sparkling smile. Sedation dentistry can put you at ease and virtually eliminates the pain associated with dental procedures so your visit to our office can be comfortable and stress-free.

For more information about our Sedation Dentistry services here in San Jose, or the other dental services we provide, give our office a call at 408.923.5511 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!


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