Sedation Dentistry for the Dental Anxious
If you’ve ever caught your breath when walking by a dental office, or fidget in the chair at the sound of a dental drill, or even panic at the thought of visiting the dentist, it’s time to consider sedation dentistry.
Patients in Los Angeles who have a dentist’s phobia are less likely to visit the dentist or consider dental care options. This could lead to rampant tooth decay, periodontal disease, gum recession, and tooth loss. Studies have shown that your oral health mirrors your inner health, so issues with your oral health could easily domino into problems with your overall health as well.
There are several different sedation techniques that will keep you calm and comfortable during your procedures.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry encompasses a variety of sedation techniques to create a more comfortable environment for patients. It is delivered in different forms; pills, gas, applied intravenously, or by injection. Before your procedure, our doctors will be happy to meet with you and discuss what kind of sedation dentistry is best suitable for you. At Cal Dental Group, your health, comfort and convenience are our top priority, and we’ll make sure that your experience is smooth as possible.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Let’s take a look at the types of sedation dentistry we offer for our patients at Cal Dental Group, Los Angeles:
For those who get a little nervous when they sit in the chair, we have some comfort and amenities to ease their anxiety. We offer blankets, pillows, and your favorite music.
Conscious sedation is when the patient consumes or receives a form of sedation that brings him or her to a state of relaxation. You will feel ultimately at ease but will still be able to communicate with your doctor or surgeon throughout your procedure.
Nitrous oxide is a conscious sedation, which produces a state of relaxation and ease for the duration of the patient’s procedure. Nitrous oxide tends to wear quickly for patients than other oral conscious sedation techniques. This way, patients are less groggy after their procedure.
Intravenous sedation is one of the deeper forms of sedation. It’s administered through an IV in the arm and works more quickly to sedate you prior to the start of your procedure.
Sedation Dentistry and Your Dental Implants
Dental implants are a fantastic solution for your missing teeth, replacing them with durable, long-lasting, and beautiful teeth. While sedation dentistry and local anesthesia will be used to reduce your discomfort during the surgical procedure, we can also assist you in finding the right type of sedation dentistry that fits you best.