Sedation Dentistry in El Segundo, CA
If you’ve ever avoided the dentist due to a fear of getting a dental procedure performed, then you should speak with a professional at Dr. Smile to learn more about your options when it comes to relaxing in the dental office. We provide sedation dentistry to help patients have a more pleasant experience in our clinic, encouraging more frequent visits and better oral health.
Sedation Dentistry Benefits
Dental experts have been treating patients using sedation dentistry methods for decades, enabling patients to feel relaxed and comfortable in the dental office. If you have an interest in sedation, it may be for several reasons. Some patients suffer from intense fear when they visit the dentist or even have thoughts of dental procedures being performed. Some patients may even skip appointments due to their phobia of the dentist.
Types of Dental Sedation
Sedation dentistry allows us to keep patients comfortable and make visiting the dentist a more pleasant experience. If you would like to speak with someone about your discomfort at the dentist, call our office to speak with a representative about our options for you.
Laughing gas is given through a mask that covers the nose. Patients are instructed to breathe normally, and within minutes, the effects begin to set in, and patients can be more relaxed during dental procedures.
Oral sedatives are often given in two doses and take about an hour or so to start working. Depending on the dental procedure, you may be given a pill to take the night before the procedure as well as one to take the morning of your appointment.
An IV sedation is often done for more invasive dental procedures and involves a sedative being injected into the bloodstream. Patients may either become less aware of their surroundings or be put completely to sleep, which is known as general anesthesia.
If you believe that you may require sedation during an upcoming dental appointment, speak with a Dr. Smile dental professional to learn about your options and how we can help you.