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Sedation Dentistry Rancho Bernardo - Sleep Dentist

Dental fears and anxieties are common problems that can be overcome by sedation dentistry. If you find that your trepidation is preventing you from getting the dental care you need,leading Rancho Bernardo sedation dentistDr. Mary Afzali, can help.  We are one of the few offices in the Rancho Bernardo area that provide this sleep dentistry option, so you can enjoy a relaxing dental visit and receive the treatment you need comfortably. By offering both nitrous and IV sedation, our dental team ensures patients receive comprehensive care and remain at ease.

R B Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of San Diego offers Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation to maximize your comfort. It is important to discuss your fears with our team so we can create the best treatment plan for you as our sedation methods are offered to both adults and children upon request. Sedation dentistry is used to treat the patient, not the procedure and Dr. Afzali and Dr. Sanford will ensure that you have a relaxing experience. Our Rancho Bernardo Dentists may combine the two sedation methods during more complex procedures when deemed necessary.

Sedation Dentistry in San Diego

Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide - More commonly known as laughing gas, this mild sedation method is delivered through a mask. The gas will enlighten your mood and will therefore, improve your dental visit. When the procedure is complete, pure oxygen is filtered through the max to flush out any remaining effects of the sedation gas. 

Oral Conscious Sedation - You are given a prescription for an oral sedative to take an hour before your appointment. We require you to have a driver to and from the office as the effects of the medicine will begin before your appointment time and will linger afterwards.

Combined Oral and Nitrous - Most commonly used with patients who require more complex procedures such as with full mouth reconstruction, bone grafts, extractions, and surgical extraction of wisdom teeth. Our Rancho Bernardo dentists utilize the two sedation methods to maximize your comfort throughout the procedure.

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We want every patient to have a pleasant and comfortable experience at our dental office. R B Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of San Diego understands that patients with fears and anxieties may need extra help to stay relaxed during procedures. Contact our Rancho Bernardo dental office to schedule an appointment and find out how sedation dentistry can help.


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If you want to know what I think of Dr. Afzali and her staff all you really need to know is that I live in Portland and I fly to San Diego to see Dr. Afzali for all my dental work. That might seem a bit extreme, and perhaps it is, but hear me out before you decide. A couple of years ago when I was living in the Bay Area I had to have one of my front teeth removed and dental implant inserted in its place by a dentist in the Bay Area. The implant looked a little shorter and darker than my other teeth, and even made my gum above it look a bit darker than the adjacent gum. In short, it didn't look natural. So I wasn't completely satisfied with how my smile looked, but I thought that was the best that could be done. It wasn't.

Last summer while I was in San Diego visiting my parents I went to Dr. Afzali for a routine cleaning. She examined my mouth and immediately asked me whether I was happy with the way my implant looked. When I said I wasn't, she explained that she could make it look better and possibly even indistinguishable from my other teeth. She was right. My implant looks just like my other teeth, and my gum is pink again. In fact, my new implant looks so natural that I sometimes forget it's an implant. I couldn't be happier. One final point. Dr. Afazli's entire staff is great. When I walk in they all make me feel like I'm the most important patient they have. And Julie is particularly great. Because I live in Portland my visits to Dr. Afzali's office had to me perfectly timed with receipt of the various parts necessary for my procedures. Julie made sure that everything arrived when necessary, without fail, so that no flights or appointments had to be rescheduled.

Riley P.

Recently, while on a trip from Canada to visit friends in San Diego, I broke a tooth. I phoned RB Dentistry and was given an appointment without delay. Dr. Mary Afzali was reassuring and professional and did an excellent job fixing the broken tooth. Her dental assistant, Marinette, was kind and gentle and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Julie at Reception was welcoming, warm and made me laugh with her wonderful sense of humour and handled the insurance processing with no complications. Thank you so much Dr. Afzali, Mari and Julie for one of the most pleasant dental appointments I've had in a long time! Hope to see you in Vancouver, B.C. sometime!

Pam C.

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Afzali at RB Family Dentistry. The cavity fillings and tooth root fillings I got there were done so well that when I went to the Southwest College Dental Hygenist school to help out a friend, they could barely even detect the fillings! The teachers there were very impressed. At RB Family Dentistry, the staff and hygenists are friendly, organized and very knowledgable, and the Dr. always gives me as much time as I need and answers all of my questions. The office is beautiful and state-of-the-art. They never try to sell me on additional products or services that I don't need.

Scripps Ranch M

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