La Mesa sedation dentist Dr. Jeff Gray has been named the top sedation dentist in America for 2011! No matter the level of fear or anxiety you may feel when you think about going to the dentist, Dr. Gray can help you have a pleasant dental experience. He was interviewed about this honor on San Diego living.
Dr. Gray has received extensive special training, and is among the leaders in the US, using this dental sedation technique. Only 1% of the dentists in the country are qualified in this conscious sedation dentistry, and patients come from all over Southern California to San Diego to be treated using this comfortable, safe and effective system.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
The medicine is called Triazolam. It is a small blue pill taken about 1 hour before your visit. This tablet has been prescribed over 10 million times per year, by physicians, for patient's use at home. The drug has almost no side effects or interaction with other medicines you may currently be taking.
What are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple cleaning to extensive treatment. For those with severe dental anxiety, dental sedation can be the answer to receiving the dental care you need. Dr. Jeff Gray of La Mesa, California explained in an interview that it is common for him to see patients that are extremely afraid of the dentist.
One of the additional benefits is that the medicine has an amnesia quality which for most patients, tends to prevent almost any memory of the visit. It is sometimes referred to as "sleep dentistry" because of this and its other pleasant effects.
It enhances effectiveness of anesthetic.
It decreases gagging.
It decreases joint and muscle soreness.
Allows more treatment to be provided in a shorter time, which could decrease total number of visits.
And amazingly, sedation dentistry can also reduce or eliminate the pain associated with dental procedures as sedation dentist Dr. Gray explained on The Wellness Hour.
How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?
For most patients, the effects of dental sedation last between 2-4 hours, so we require you to have someone drive you home.
Am I Really Asleep?
We call it sleep dentistry because most patients do tend to fall asleep. However you can still respond to verbal commands. Even the most apprehensive patients have been ecstatic with the results.
How Safe is Sedation Dentistry
We constantly monitor each patient with a computerized pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. We also have a reversal agent on hand that reverses the effect of the sedation medicine in less than 30 seconds. We have treated over 5000 patients safely and comfortably. We are caring for patients everyday in our San Diego area office using this safe comfortable and relaxing oral sedation method. It's a blessing for our patients.
Here's what a few of our patients had to say about their sedation dentistry experiences...
Dear Dr. Gray,
I was ashamed and embarrassed to seek care for my teeth because fear had kept me out of a dentist's office for over 20 years. I actually called some dentists and explained my phobia and was told that they could not help me. I would hear ads about Jeff Gray DDS, but having never placed much credibility in radio ads, I ignored them. Finally, I decided to e-mail Jeff Gray DDS - Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry. Within 24 hours I received a kind, gently encouraging response from Dr. Gray. I called and went in (with my husband) for a consultation. Dr. Gray and Carla were wonderful. They were reassuring and compassionate. I did not feel as crazy and embarrassed as I had before I walked in their office. After 20 years, obviously I needed quite a bit of work done. In two visits I was finished! I took their "sleep pills" 60 minutes before each visit and slept through all of the work. By taking the sleep pills I may not have totally conquered my phobia, but I consider the pills a tool to help me get through something that is necessary for my physical well being. The staff is understanding and they, along with Dr. Gray, follow up with phone calls to make sure that everything is OK. It's a 90 mile round trip for me but it is worth it. I still can't believe that I actually went back to the dentist! Thank you, Dr. Gray and Carla! Thanks again for everything.
Luanne S (Encinitas, California)
"Thanks, I'm delirious (I think I was)"
"Thanks for making my root canal visit a time I'll never remember. I don't even remember a scene from the movie. It was great. I appreciate your care and concern."
"After my visit I went home, slept for an hour and then went shopping with my daughter. Truly amazing."
"I can't believe I slept through the whole thing."
"You have changed my life and given me back my youthful smile. I can't thank you enough. I'm telling all my friends and I'm not scared anymore...Just wonderful!"
If you would like to relax comfortably while receiving dental care, sedation dentistry may be right for you. Come visit San Diego sedation dentist Dr. Jeff Gray and learn more about dental sedation. Contact our office in La Mesa, California today or fill in the form at the right of this page and we will contact you.
FREE Sedation & a Cozy Blanket ($390 Value) when you register online or call today.
(Includes medication and monitoring only, not any dental work)