Well, here we are heading into another new year. It is time for reflection on what has transpired in 2016 and all that we hope for in 2017.
If you have made the important resolution to reclaim your oral health in the coming months, our Los Angeles, CA dentist’s office can help you to get back on track the easy way. Remember, the longer you shy away from preventive dental care, you put yourself at an increasingly higher risk for tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, and a whole slew of preventable infections.
But, rest assured, even if there is a certain level of fear or anxiety that you are wrestling with, our Westwood Dental Smiles team is ready to welcome you back and get you on the good road again. We gladly provide sedation dentistry services to our L.A. dental patients who need a little extra help relaxing when they are in our office.
Where To Find Sedation Dentistry In L.A.
It goes without saying that we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you are in our care. Depending on the severity of your situation, we will set you up with sedation in one of three forms that are guaranteed to give you a pain-free experience no matter what type of procedure you are here for…
If your dental anxiety is less severe, you are probably more open to the idea of coming in for a visit. In this range, you may be able to call our office and make an appointment.
But once you’re getting ready to actually come here, your nerves might kick in, making it a real effort to follow through. If that sounds familiar, we can help you quickly relax with an inhalation sedation technique involving laughing gas (nitrous oxide).
For this method, we will administer the nitrous oxide to you through a mask that rests comfortably over your nose. You will be able to breathe normally throughout your procedure, and our Westwood Dental smiles team can regulate the amount of sedation you receive.
If you suffer from mid-range dental anxiety, you are at a much greater risk of having problems. It is likely that you will want to ignore the situation in your mouth and hope that it just goes away on its own. And you probably won’t go to the dentist unless something is causing you so much pain that there just is no other option left.
Still, we can help you relax sufficiently by supplying you with oral sedation.
Oral sedation is a prescription sedative that our team will arrange for you to ingest, usually about an hour before your actual appointment is scheduled to take place.
In our office, oral sedation is far more intense than nitrous oxide, and will put you at ease for the duration of your visit. But you will need to line up a ride home for sure.
If you have a severe aversion to the dentist, we won’t take it personally but we will take it seriously. And you are going to need a little more help feeling at ease. In this range you might know that you require immediate dental care but you still can’t even think about making an appointment. If that sounds like you, we can give you what is known as IV sedation.
This is a very direct and powerful method of sedation, and its effects will be felt almost immediately. For this technique, a sedative is delivered directly into your bloodstream by way of an intravenous injection. It will quickly make you feel very relaxed, and able to get through even our most intense procedures.
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Don’t put off your oral health needs any longer. Instead, contact us right away to hear more about our sedation dentistry options in L.A. and to arrange for your next visit!