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Sedation Dentistry in Valley Village, CA

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Holistic Sedation Dentistry in Valley Village, CA

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you nervous? Dental procedures have a reputation for being painful and unpleasant, but they don’t have to be. The holistic dental practice Rite Dentist gives patients a calm, pleasant experience by offering gentle sedation dentistry in Valley Village, CA.

If you are considering a dental procedure such as a filling, crown, root canal, or other procedure, take a few moments to understand sedation dentistry and how sedation improves the experience of going to the dentist.  

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication that relieves anxiety, calms patients, and minimizes pain during a dental procedure. At Rite Dentist, we have a longstanding reputation for compassionate sedation dentistry in Valley Village, CA. We use several types of sedation so that our patients have options. 

We work with you to plan your sedation. In consultation, we discuss your concerns and make sure that you understand your choices. You deserve to be fully satisfied with the sedation process every step of the way. 

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Why do we need different types of sedation? Some dental procedures produce only minor discomfort, so sedation allowing mild sensation is enough to keep patients comfortable. In addition, sedatives that will enable patients to remain conscious would enable patients to follow instructions and help the dentist during the procedure.

Depending on your medical history, level of anxiety, and dental procedure, your dentist might recommend a sedation method and a sedative that creates the precise level of sedation that works for you.

Conscious Sedation

Oral Sedation

If your dentist prescribes oral sedation, you will take a mild sedative before arriving at the dentist’s office. Oral sedation is an appropriate choice for minor procedures and is particularly beneficial for patients who want to avoid needles.

IV Sedation

IV sedation involves injecting a sedative into a vein in the hand or arm. One advantage of IV sedation is that the dentist or dental surgeon can precisely control sedation during the procedure. For example, your dentist might increase sedation if you experience discomfort or decrease sedation to reduce side effects.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a common sedative, particularly in pediatric dentistry. Although you will be conscious during sedation dentistry, the sedative might affect your surgery memory. You will forget any pain that you experience.

General Anesthesia

Your dentist might recommend general anesthesia for more elaborate or invasive surgical procedures. You will not know what is going on during your dental procedure and will not remember it later. You might need some time to recover from anesthesia. You should not plan on driving yourself home from your procedure.

Sedation Dentistry as a Pathway to Holistic Health

Dr. Babrood, the founder of Rite Dentist, believes that a healthy mouth is a foundation for a healthy body and mind. She studied psychology and biology before pursuing a career in dentistry. Her understanding of the body and mind gives her the unique ability to integrate dental cleaning and surgery into a larger physical and mental health plan.

Rite Dentist uses sedation dentistry in Valley Village, CA, to protect the mental health of anxious patients and improve the overall quality of the dental experience. By challenging the view that dentistry has to be uncomfortable, sedation dentistry allows more people to achieve wellness through dental health.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

The decision to have sedation dentistry is individual and personal. Sometimes patients having the same dental procedure will choose very different types of sedation and levels of sedation. In addition, patients often respond differently to the same level of sedation.

In our experience, we have found that the following patients often benefit the most from sedation.

  •     Younger patients
  •     Patients with anxiety disorders
  •     Patients who have had traumatic experiences at the dentist
  •     Any patient who prefers a gentle approach to dentistry

Some patients may experience adverse reactions to some forms of sedation. Therefore, we monitor your sedation level and response continuously. If a form of sedation does not work for you, we will work with you to explore alternatives. 

Schedule Your Gentle and Holistic Dental Procedure Today

You don’t have to be nervous about your next dental appointment. We are committed to making our experience as safe and pleasant as it can be. For sedation dentistry in Valley Village, CA, by Rite Dentist, call 818-766-7776 Monday through Friday.

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