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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Honolulu ~ Stephen R Ho, DDS Inc.

Do simple dental procedures induce fear and anxiety in you or someone you love? Dr. Stephen R. Ho, D.D.S is a Waikiki sedation dentist who specializes in taking the edge off dental treatments. We offer a variety of in-office sedation procedures that will help to make each dental visit painless and productive, whether you’re coming in for a simple cleaning or a more complicated procedure.

We don’t want anyone to avoid treatment because they’re afraid of going to the dentist. Our goal is to maximize your comfort and improve your dental experience. Our friendly, professional staff is 100% committed to giving you the best dental experience possible. 

What is Sedation Dentistry?Sedation Dentist in Waikiki Honolulu, Dr. Stephen R. Ho

Sedation dentistry helps patients relax during dental procedures by administering medication before the treatment. It is also known as “sleep dentistry,” although the patient isn’t actually sleeping. Patients are usually awake during treatment, but are often so relaxed that they aren’t even aware of the treatment taking place. Dr. Stephen R. Ho has been practicing sedation dentistry in Honolulu for more than 30 years. 

Services Your Waikiki Sedation Dentist Provides

Nitrous oxide - Sometimes called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a minimal sedation option that will help you relax during your dental procedure. The nitrous is administered through a mask placed over the nose. When the procedure is finished, oxygen is used to flush the nitrous out of your system. There are no side effects to this type of sedation and you will be able to drive yourself home after your procedure.

Oral conscious sedation - Oral conscious sedation can range from minimal to moderate, depending on the dose given. You will take a pill about an hour before your procedure. You may feel drowsy, but you normally won’t fall asleep. You probably won’t have any recollection of the dental procedure, and someone will need to drive you too and from the dental office for treatment. Oral conscious sedation is only used on our adult patients.

The Wand - This is a computer assisted anesthesia solution for patients with a fear of needles. The wand is significantly more comfortable than a syringe and reduces anxiety in our patients. 

Contact us if you’ve been putting off a dental visit because of fear or anxiety, your Waikiki sedation dentist has a solution. Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll work together to make a treatment plan and choose a sedation method. Our goal is to help you achieve optimum oral health and a beautiful smile without fear, pain, or anxiety.