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Fight Anxiety with IV Sedation Dentistry at Ericson Dental
If you’re suffering from dental anxiety, you’re not alone! Many people are nervous about coming to the dentist. Fortunately, there is a way to make you more comfortable.
With IV sedation dentistry at Ericson Dental, you can receive the treatment you need without stress and anxiety. We’ll also be able to treat you more quickly and efficiently, leading to a better overall dental experience and optimal results for your mouth and smile.
We are proud to be one of the only licensed dentists to perform IV sedation in the Lompoc and Santa Barbara area.
Why IV Sedation Dentistry?
Eliminates Anxiety and Reduces Stress
More Efficient Treatment
Less Postoperative Discomfort
Less Involved Than General Anesthesia
How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work?
IV sedation treats dental anxiety by providing the benefits on both ends of the sedation spectrum. You’ll be kept conscious throughout your procedure, but won’t feel anything and will be generally less aware of the procedures performed. Afterwards, you won’t remember anything about your procedure.
Sedation is calibrated to your exact needs, meaning it will act quickly and effectively. At your appointment, we’ll explain the entire process and answer all of your questions. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible throughout treatment. We’ll be there the entire time to help in any way we can.
With IV sedation dentistry, we’re able to complete multiple treatments at once, leading to less appointments overall and a better experience at the dentist. It also leads to less post operative discomfort, meaning you’ll be back on your feet more quickly.
Most importantly, IV sedation is less involved than general anesthesia for dental procedures.
At Ericson Dental, we take pride in our….
1. Friendly, Attentive Care
We tailor our approach to your individual needs and comfort. In addition to IV sedation, we’ll help you relax with with amenities like cozy blankets and heated towels.
If you have any questions about your insurance or payment options, our friendly staff will be there to answer them and speak to your concerns.
2. Advanced Digital X-Rays
We make sure every patient receives the care they need by using top-of-the-line digital x-rays to diagnose damage or decay.
- Take just a few seconds
- Use hardly any radiation and are safe for the environment
- Provide a high-quality, detailed image to aid in the early detection of cavities and disease
We’ll display your x-rays on a screen next to your chair so you can see everything in real time. We’ll explain the results and answer all your questions.
Best experience I have ever had. Really they took care of me and I am not a fan of dentists. I have had major dental work done and the office staff and dental assistants have been fantastic! If you need a dentist I recommend Ericson Dental all the way. I love Ericson Dental and will never go to another dentist.Lisa G.
Both Dr Ericson and Dr Baer are personable, kind, and most importantly, great dentists. The office environment is very inviting, and the staff are happy to be there. Dr Ericson is the first to know and learn about new techniques, and I find that very comforting and exciting. He really wants the best for his patients! Highly recommend.Shannon C. (FEB '16)
Dr Ericson and all of his staff are amazing. He is honest and gentle... Two important qualities for a dentist! And he's personable and easy to talk to. I always see Lisa for hygiene and love her! She is thorough and also very gentle. And she's really sweet. Not to mention the office is pretty posh! Highly recommend this office!Rachel H. (Apr '16)
Wonderful office and staff. Dr. Ericson and Dr. Baer are both so professional and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible!Chris P. (Mar '16)
I have been going to Dr Ericson for a few years now. It is always a great experience. They are all very friendly and professional. Dr Ericson is phenomenal and is always eager to talk to you and find out how you are doing and what you have been doing!Alex H. (Jan '16)
I have been pleased with the care I've received at Ericson Dental this past year. The staff is pleasant, the dentists are skilled, and the equipment is first rate. I had a cavity filled about 6 weeks ago. Dr. Ericson used a new machine which numbed only the tooth, not the surrounding tissue. No more walking around with a numb jaw. Sweet!Wayne I.
Dr. Baer and the other staff at Ericson Dental are amazing. This is one of the cleanest, most professional offices I've been to. It is very clean, there is no waiting past your appointment time, everyone is friendly, and clearly this whole team knows what they're doing and have worked together for some time. I highly recommend this dental office!Ryan O. (Jan '16)
Loved it. No better place in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended!Nicole K. (Jan '16)
Best experience at a dentist ever. I told them I was extremely nervous and the cleaning went great. I didn’t hesitate to make my appointment for a follow up.Camille M.
I have had nothing but great experiences at Ericson Dental. The doctors and the staff are caring and knowledgeable. They even got me in on short notice when I chipped my front tooth. Thank you Ericson Dental.Mike T. (Mar '16)