Fear of the dentist is a pretty common problem, but it can develop into a phobia and trigger crushing anxiety, which can keep you from seeking care when you need it. You may skip routine appointments and delay treatment even when you are in pain. If you have dental anxiety or phobia, our Los Angeles sedation dentistry expert can help.
When you have dental anxiety, you may be too nervous or afraid to pick up the phone and make an appointment. When you do manage to make that call, you then worry and fret about the upcoming appointment. Many people will call and cancel, and those who make it in often struggle with physical anxiety symptoms as they white-knuckle their way through their appointment. Our Los Angeles sedation dentist can make it much easier and more comfortable for you to get the care you need.
Sedation Dentistry Los Angeles
Our expert in sedation dentistry in Los Angeles uses special sedatives to help you relax deeply during your treatment. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered via a mask that goes over your nose. As you inhale, the gas enters your system and makes you feel light and comfortable. Another popular option is oral sedation. Oral sedation uses oral anti-anxiety medications that you take before your appointment. You will be awake and aware during your appointment, but you will be deeply relaxed and may have little memory of your treatment. Patients with extreme anxiety or dental phobia may prefer IV sedation. This form of sedation is administered via an IV, and you will be able to sleep comfortably through the procedure.
Sedation can be an excellent option not just for those with dental anxiety but also patients with sensitive gag reflexes, patients who need long or complex treatments and patients who want to complete multiple procedures, such as a smile makeover or full mouth reconstruction, in one appointment. Our sedation dentist in Los Angeles can help you decide if sedation is right for you.
Call us today to learn more about your sedation options or to schedule your next appointment with our team.