Dr. Saj Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute and teacher of the All-on-4 plus procedure to dentists around the world, has updated the single-day dental implant procedure to allow clients four different levels of sedation, depending on their personal needs.
More information can be found at https://www.anacapadental.com
Using the All-on-4 plus technique, Dr. Jivraj can provide a fully implanted, natural-looking, and functional set of teeth in a single day, so clients never have to spend any time in public without their teeth. With the updated range of sedation options, clients can access this procedure either while feeling no pain, or while being completely asleep.
The mildest level of sedation available, aside from localized numbing agents, is nitrous oxide, which is better known as laughing gas. This type of sedation has been used safely for nearly 200 years, allows clients to remain fully awake, though not feeling any pain, and is known to wear off quickly with no lasting effects.
The most commonly used level of sedation for individuals with concerns about pain, or a fear of the dentist, is known as “oral conscious,” because it uses an orally administered pill to provide a feeling of deep relaxation and calmness while allowing clients to stay fully awake. This sedation option is known to have longer-lasting effects, and clients should plan for a ride home from their procedure when choosing this option.
Though less often used, the Anacapa Dental Art Institute also offers two methods for deeper sedation, administered by licensed and trained professionals. Clients may choose either a deep IV sedation which will ensure they remain fully relaxed throughout the process, or general anesthesia, which will allow them to fall asleep in the dentist’s office, and wake up with their new teeth installed.
Any sedation requests should be discussed with Dr. Jivraj or the Anacapa Dental Arts Institute when scheduling an appointment, or during the initial consultation.
About Dr. Jivraj
Dr. Saj Jivraj co-wrote the book “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” and in 2018 published “Graftless Solutions for the Edentulous Patient,” which is used by dentists globally today. Dr. Jivraj has more than 20 years of experience, is responsible for more than 1000 smile makeovers, and was previously voted “Best In USA” by his peers.
More information about sedation dentistry, dental implants, and Dr. Jivraj at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute can be found at https://www.anacapadental.com
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