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1900 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield,CA

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Sedation Dentistry Bakersfield

Throughout Bakersfield, Kern Dental Specialties is renowned for providing their neighbors with gentle and exceptionally effective treatment for dental maladies that include cracked teeth, dental pulp infection, endodontic retreatment and various other dental issues. While some procedures performed at Kern Dental Specialties are relatively simple, others are more complex – at times requiring sedation in order to minimize discomfort for each patient. At our dental facility, our team is highly equipped in providing every patient with the precise level of sedation for every treatment.

A sedation dentist uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Though some people assume dental IV sedation and other sedation methods mean they will be put completely unconscious over the course of the procedure, this is not always the case. Except for individuals that are put under general anesthesia, most patients will remain awake – the sedation dentist will simply use sedatives to keep patients relaxed over the course of their treatment.

While the decision to undergo sedation will be made by both the patient and their dental professional, sedatives may be particularly appropriate for patients who:

  • Have a low threshold for pain
  • Have very sensitive teeth
  • Require a substantial amount of dental work

Most dentists are capable of administering minimal sedation, but only a small percentage have successfully completed the Commission on Dental Accreditations program in deep sedation and general anesthesia that is needed to become accredited in sedation dentistry. At Kern Dental Specialties, a dental specialist will carefully detail the risks and benefits of each procedure prior to sedation. Further still, during treatment, a renowned dental professional will monitor your vital signs during each procedure, ensuring that you remain safe and informed at every step of treatment.

Specialists in Dentistry

While sedation can go a long way towards alleviating the anxiety that patients often feel prior to a dental procedure, perhaps even more important for calming nerves is the care of a true dental expert. At Kern Dental Specialties, our dentists are experienced and knowledgeable in a number of complex dental fields, and as such, they're able to explain thoroughly what patients can expect with a warm bedside manner and a gentle approach to dentistry. Our dental team consists of:

  • Dr. Harry Malhotra – Dental expert in endodontic and facial pain, efficient cleaning and shaping techniques in root canal preparation and painless profound anesthesia techniques
  • Dr. George Bogen – Dental expert in restoration of the endodontically treated tooth, management of trauma, apexogenesis, apexification of teeth with open apices, and management of complex endodontic and retreatment cases
  • Dr. James Malouf – Dental expert in restorative dentistry and endodontics

Together, Drs. Malhotra, Bogen and Malouf have defined their practice by serving their patients with the sort of first-rate sedation dentistry Bakersfield residents seek out when in need of complex dental treatment. When anesthetics are utilized, there is always some degree of risk involved. However, when performed by a sedation dentist at Kern Dental Specialties, patients can expect an unparalleled level of skill that ensures a safe experience.

If you're interested in scheduling an appointment with the dentist Bakersfield CA trusts for truly effective dental sedation dentistry and many other procedures, contact Kern Dental Specialties today. You can reach us at (661) 324-7668. Our team is always eager to answer any questions you may have regarding our expert dental services, so don't hesitate to call.