Did you know that more than 50% of people have some level of dental anxiety? If you are nervous about getting dental care, you are certainly not alone. Dental sedation may be the solution you are looking for if you need to see a dentist for treatment but have a hard time actually getting into their chair. Please keep reading to get the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding sedation. When you are ready to meet with us for your treatment, give our office a call for a complimentary consultation.
What Types of Treatment Require Dental Sedation?
Our Beverly Hills dentist provides many treatments that may require you to have sedation. Our gummy smile treatment that involves making incisions in your upper lip will allow you to receive sedation.
We provide bone grafting and gum grafting for which you can receive dental sedation.
If you are getting a treatment that you are nervous about, we urge you to reach out right away to discuss options for sedation. While not every treatment warrants or requires sedation, we want to make you as comfortable as possible.
What Are the Dental Sedation Options?
There are several options for sedation that we offer at our office. The one you are most familiar with for dental procedures is nitrous oxide. This is often called laughing gas. It is inhaled to produce a feeling of relaxation and positivity. It wears off after about an hour.
We also provide IV sedation. This will give you a little nap while you get your treatment done. When you wake, you won’t remember the procedure. You will need to be taken home by someone because you won’t be able to drive.
One of the most common types of sedation that we provide is via oral medication. You would take it as instructed before your procedure. You will likely need a ride home if you have this.
Will I Feel Any Pain?
Dental sedation offers you the opportunity to see a dentist without discomfort. Depending on the type of sedation you receive, you may not even remember the treatment.
If you have nitrous oxide, you may have vague memories of the event, but they will not likely be memories of pain.
If you have IV sedation, you may wake up from the treatment without even realizing that it already happened.
Call Our Beverly Hills Dentist Today
If you want to know more about our dental sedation options, please do not wait to give our office a call. We would be glad to get you set up with a free consultation in our Beverly Hills office right away. You don’t have to live in fear of dental care. We want you to be able to get the treatments that you want and need. Call us today to learn more.