Dr. Hornbrook is a licensed oral conscious sedation dentist, providing an experience much like “twilight sleep” here at our San Diego practice. The procedure utilizes a combination of prescription medications (usually Halcion and Triazolam) to induce a relaxed and drowsy state that lasts for up to a few hours at a time. It is available for $350 to $700 per case.
Do You Need Sedation?
Hornbrook Center for Dentistry is happy to accommodate the comfort needs of each patient. Whether you have experienced anxiety in the past or just want to ensure the most relaxing experience possible, please let us know how we can assist you. It may be that scheduling your procedures alongside of oral conscious sedation is the most appropriate answer. As such, you can:
- Reduce the number of appointments or trips that you make to our San Diego practice
- Feel as if you’re “daydreaming” throughout the procedure
- Overcome mild to severe apprehension regarding the dental care experience
- Relax without having to think about what’s going on around you
Please know that Dr. Hornbrook will still use local anesthesia when appropriate to numb the areas of your mouth that are being treated. You will never have to worry about experiencing discomfort during routine or sedation appointments. We take your comfort very seriously. In some situations, oral sedation may not even be necessary.
After Your Appointment
All oral sedation patients will need to have a family or friend escort them home from their procedure, as it can take a few hours for the sedative to fully leave your system. We will provide you with written home care instructions for you to review before and after the appointment, so that nothing is overlooked.
If you’re searching for one of the best cosmetic dentists in San Diego that offers sedation dentistry, it’s time to book a consultation at the Hornbrook Center for Dentistry. Contact us today!