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Sedation Dentistry by Dr. Gerald Bailey and Dr. Thi Thi Phan in San Marcos


If discomfort and anxiety have kept you from visiting the dentist, you are not alone. Countless people face this very real struggle every day. Fortunately, Grandon Villiage Dental offers sedation dentistry to greatly reduce or eliminate the anxieties and discomfort associated with dental visits. Dr. Bailey and Dr. Phan want you to feel comfortable during your visit so our experienced San Marcos staff can give you the best dental care possible.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?Grandon Village Dental Office

Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help calm a patient prior to and during a dental procedure or checkup by eliminating discomfort during the procedure. Many people find sedation to be a great option when undergoing even routine dental work. When paired with the trusted, caring staff at Grandon Villiage Dental, sedation dentistry can make dental visits a breeze.

Our Methods of Sedation

Sedation is a good choice for you if you just need a little help to relax or if you would rather not remember the procedure altogether. A common misconception, though, is that sedation renders the patient unconscious, which is not often the case. The sedation options offered by your San Marcos dentist will leave you conscious and in a relaxed state throughout the duration of your procedure.

We’re happy to discuss these options with you to determine what will work best with your circumstances.

• Nitrous Oxide Gas is a sedative that is mild in nature, which makes it a popular choice. It is inhaled throughout the procedure to alleviate anxiety, enhance mood, and eliminate pain. Also known as “laughing gas,” its side effects are minimal, and you can even drive yourself home after the procedure! 

• Oral Sedation is an option in which a sedative is prescribed and taken orally before your visit. At Grandon Villiage Dental, we use Halcion (Triazolam), which had amnesic properties, meaning you may not remember much of the procedure. Oral sedation is best when used for short procedures. If you decide on this option, you’ll need a ride to and from our office.

With these sedation options, there is absolutely no need to endure another anxiety-filled or uncomfortable visit to the dentist. We are so pleased to offer sedation dentistry to provide our patients with the most comfortable dental experience.

Let Us Help Today

Because of modern medicine, visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be nerve wracking or anxiety filled. Our sedation dentistry options make it possible for patients who have always struggled at the dentist to experience it in a calm and relaxed way. Contact Grandon Village Dental Office in San Marcos today to see how sedation dentistry can alleviate your fear and discomfort at your next visit. We are located down the street from San Marcos High School and about a half mile from Bradley Park.