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Comfortable Dental Care for
San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo

About 75% of American adults experience some kind of dental fear. And some patients suffer from severe anxiety due to previous bad experiences or just downright fear. Many patients are scared of the unknown or the thought that all dentistry will hurt. Dr. Nelson Y. Howard addresses your discomfort and fears about your dental treatments. He is a compassionate, experienced dentist who strives to make his patients feel relaxed and ready for their treatments. At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we want our patients to feel good about their dental visits. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry at our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo offices. Your comfort is important to us, and patients who feel at ease are better able to experience more pleasant dental procedures.

Relax in Our State-of-the-Art Treatment Rooms

Sedation dentistry begins with your physical and mental comfort in our modern treatment rooms. At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry offices in Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos, we seat you in our comfortable dental chairs. We offer warmed, fleece blankets and neck pillows. We also provide dark glasses to protect your eyes against the bright lights and laser procedures. TVs are available in every operatory, and we can give you glasses that project a 50-inch screen so you can watch a movie or TV program. We also offer noise-cancelling headphones so you can enjoy the quiet while we complete treatments.

We Listen to You!

Rely on the professionals at our San Marcos and Rancho Bernardo dental practices to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. We know that some patients feel anxious during their dental treatments, so we’ll make sure that you feel comfortably anesthetized before beginning your procedure. If you feel discomfort or anxiety, we will stop any time and give you more anesthetics or time to rest before continuing your treatment.

Oral Conscious Sedation

At the Center for Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Nelson Y. Howard provides oral conscious sedation for patients who need higher levels of relaxation for their procedures. This option allows the utmost comfort and relaxation for people who are extremely anxious, fearful, or scared. Sedation dentistry is also an excellent alternative for individuals who need extensive care and who want to have larger amounts of dental care at one longer appointment.

With oral conscious sedation, most patients remain awake enough to respond to the team. Often patients won’t remember their treatments, will be unaware of the time passing by, and you may even doze. Our specially trained team will monitor you continuously throughout the appointment. The effects of oral conscious sedation can impair your ability to drive, so we ask that you bring a companion to take you to your visit and home after it’s completed. The BIG advantage—we can accomplish extensive amounts of dentistry at one time, and you’ll have little or no memory of the pleasant experience.

The Advanced Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry serves the Rancho Bernardo and San Marcos areas. We offer comprehensive and comfortable care, and provide sedation dentistry for patients seeking anxiety-free dental visits. We invite you to make your appointment today!