At Gold Coast Dental, we offer dental sedation to help patients relax during dental procedures. Available exclusively at our La Habra, CA location, sedation dentistry can make the dental experience more comfortable for patients with dental anxiety or those who require extensive dental work.
Dental sedation comes in various forms, including pill form (oral sedation), gas form (nitrous oxide), and IV form (intravenous sedation). Gold Coast Dental offers all three types of sedation dentistry so that we can cater to the needs of each individual patient.
Depending on the type and level of sedation you receive, you may remain aware and able to respond to questions during your dental procedure (oral sedation and nitrous oxide), or you may not remember the procedure afterward (intravenous sedation).
Overall, sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients relax during dental procedures. If you have any questions about dental sedation, please contact our La Habra, CA office today.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. The gas works quickly to help patients feel more relaxed and free of stress during their time in the office. Nitrous oxide is often used in dentistry to help anxious patients feel more comfortable during their procedures. The gas is extremely safe and effective, and with no lingering effects, patients are able to drive themselves home or return to normal activity immediately following their appointment.
Oral sedation is a form of sedative that uses medication taken by mouth to help patients relax during dental procedures. Oral sedatives are typically consumed in pill form, and they work by helping to reduce anxiety and fear. Patients who undergo oral sedation may feel drowsy and calm, but they will still be able to respond to questions and follow instructions from our dentist. With oral sedation, patients can feel relaxed before, during, and immediately after dental procedures, regardless of the treatment duration or complexity.
If you plan on having oral sedation during your next appointment, it’s important to make arrangements for a friend or family member to drive you to and from the office. Because oral sedatives tend to make you feel drowsy, it will not be safe to drive until these effects subside.
IV sedation is a type of sedative used to help patients relax during dental procedures. It involves the administration of medication through an IV line directly into the bloodstream, which helps to achieve a more profound level of sedation than what can be achieved with oral sedation or nitrous oxide alone. In most cases, patients will not remember anything about the procedure once it is over. This can be extremely beneficial for those who experience anxiety or fear during dental procedures or those who require longer or more complex treatments.
Overall, this form of sedation can help to make your experience more comfortable and allow our team to work more quickly and efficiently during the visit. If you are receiving IV sedation, you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure.
Say Goodbye To Dental Anxiety
It is no secret that some people are apprehensive about going to the dentist; in fact, dental anxiety is a fairly common fear for both children and adults. Even so, we do our best to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and confident under our care. Fear has no place here!
At Gold Coast Dental, we offer dental sedation to ensure that you feel relaxed in our office. With sedation, you can feel comfortable during your dental procedure and not experience any anxiety or discomfort. When you visit us, we will work with you to determine the best type of sedation for your visit so that you can get the dental care you deserve while feeling calm and secure throughout the process. Call today to schedule!