Sedation DentistryFull sedation and partial sedationIn Los Angeles

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Who is a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Anyone who is avoiding going to the dentist and is afraid, uncomfortable and uneasy to get dental care done.

With our top dentists in Los Angeles sedation dentistry is used to have an anxiety-free experience that helps prevent dental phobia for people who are afraid to visit the dentist. In this procedure, sedatives are used to give a calm and relaxed state with no anxiety. Various drugs are given by an experienced dental anesthesiologist in our office. While our dentist focuses on your teeth, the dental anaesthesiologist is able to put you to sleep and monitor your vital signs. It's an amazing tool we can use to make you comfortable and make you want to come back again for future procedures.

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Sedation drugs can be delivered in a variety of ways such as:

Oral Sedation

Also known as “laughing gas”, this approach is the easiest as it does not involve any needles at all. To enhance cooperation, comfort, and safety of the patient, this conventional technique establishes a maintained level of consciousness and comfortable experience. At an experienced dentist office in Los Angeles, you will obtain the necessary procedure for your tooth from a highly trained professional. You will be fully awake, but very relaxed and calm.

Dental Anesthesia And Sedation Dentistry

Dental Anesthesia

Many people experience anxiety about visiting the dentist and undergoing dental work. At times, this can keep them from seeking proper dental care. This makes the situation worse, because MORE dental work will be required when dental work is postponed. Patients are now offered relief from these fears through a variety of options for anesthesia and treatment of dental discomfort.

Benefits of Dental Anesthesia

Our Los Angeles dentists offer anesthesia which allows people to gain a sense of ultra comfort about complex or lengthy procedures, and may enable some patients to undergo elective procedures they have previously feared. Several methods help to control pain, lessen discomfort and assist in relaxation. Depending on the type of anesthesia used, discomfort during the dental procedure can be significantly reduced or completely eliminated.

Types of Dental Anesthesia

Anesthesia can be administered through several different methods.

Medication is injected into the mouth to numb the area to be treated and block the nerves that transmit pain. This type of anesthesia is commonly used during fillings, deep cleanings, or preparing teeth for crowns.

This method is usually administered by inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. It can be administered as well orally in the form of a pill taken prior to the dental procedure. This form of anesthesia is commonly combined with a local anesthetic to help relieve anxieties and reduce pain. It's relatively inexpensive and works for most patients.

This is the strongest form of anesthesia available for dental procedures and involves intravenous medications (I.V.) that produce a temporary loss of consciousness. General anesthesia is usually only used during oral surgery procedures, implant dentistry or full smile makeovers that take many hours.

Complications from Dental Anesthesia

Dental anesthesia is a common and safe procedure, but before its administration, the dentist should know a patient's complete medical history to avoid any possible complications. Side effects are rare and vary depending on the type of anesthesia that is administered. These possible complications may include:

More serious risks of general anesthesia are extremely rare and are more likely to occur in patients with serious medical conditions, those who are highly allergic or those with a history of alcohol abuse. Since we have a professional dental anesthesiologist, proper consultation with the patient prior to dental sedation is key to make your experience a 5 star experience.

It is very important for all patients to wait for the effects anesthesia to wear off before leaving a dental appointment. Especially in cases where general anesthesia is administered, patients are advised not to drive themselves home. Please coordinate with family and friends.

What Are The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation allows people to feel comfortable about undergoing complex and lengthy procedures.

When under sedation, it can seem to patients that lengthy procedures have lasted for only a few minutes. As a matter of fact, when we are done and wake up the patient, the patient often asks “When can we get started?”

Another benefit of sedation dentistry is that extensive treatment can be performed in only one or two appointments. Sedation dentistry may benefit those who:

  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Cannot sit still in the dentist's chair
  • Gag reflex
  • Need a much dental work
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Laughing Gas

Most patients use nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, to achieve relaxation. A mask is placed over the nose and the patient breathes in the (nitrous oxygen) gas. The sedated feelings begin anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes after inhaling.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

For patients with a fear of going to the dentist, sedation dentistry allows them to undergo routine dental procedures, extensive or simple surgeries, and full mouth rehabilitation cases with ease.

It makes the appointment time feel shorter

When dental sedatives are used, the procedure seems much faster. It feels as if the appointment lasts for only a few minutes; when that is not the case and it took indeed 1 to 8 hours to complete. You can return home with minimal recollection of the day, and there is little sensation during the event. Trips to the dentist have never been this easy or comfortable.

Reduced discomfort & anxiety about going to the dentist

Sedation places the dental patient in a more relaxed and comfortable situation during the treatment procedure.

It's an amazing tool we have. Sedation dentistry enables a follow up on patients to keep their oral health in check and prevent the occurrence of severe oral health problems without experiencing unnecessary fear. Laughing gas, for example, keeps you awake throughout the entire dental procedure, but you're most likely to remember nothing afterward. That's why at Top Dentist in LA we strive to provide one of the best sedation dentistry Los Angeles has to offer. With IV sedation by an experienced dental anesthesiologist, you will be in a deeper state of unconsciousness so there is no memory or feeling during the dental work that is performed. Once you have experienced dental sedation, you will always go back and ask for more.

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.

Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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