Sedation Dentistry – Los Angeles, CA
Overcome Your Dental Fears
Have you ever delayed or missed a dental appointment simply because you were anxious or afraid? Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid the dentist due to some form of dental anxiety or phobia. We fully understand any reservations you might have about seeking dental care, and we’ll help you take whatever steps are necessary to overcome your fears and keep you comfortable during your visits. Call Rancho Park Dental Care today to ask about using oral conscious sedation dentistry in our Los Angeles, CA dental office during your appointment.
Why Choose Rancho Park Dental Care for Sedation Dentistry?
- Emphasis on Comfortable, Painless Dental Treatments
- Conveniently Located Dental Office
- Dentist That Carefully Listens to Your Needs
Oral Conscious Sedation
Are you one of the roughly 50% of Americans who struggle with dental-related anxiety? Do you need complex restorative care and want a little extra help staying comfortable in the treatment chair? Then oral conscious sedation may be the calming solution you’ve been looking for! With medication that you take shortly before your appointment, this sedation dentistry option will help you get the dental care you need without the stress or anxiety. To learn more, keep reading!
What Is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation is one of the most popular forms of sedation dentistry. In addition to being easy to use and safe, it’s also incredibly effective! To determine if you’re a candidate, we will first review your medical history, take note of any medications you are taking, and ask about any allergies you have. From there, we can determine if this is the right solution for you! Don’t worry – even if you aren’t, we can discuss other calming solutions to ensure you have the positive dental experience you deserve.
How Does Oral Conscious Sedation Work?
Once we determine that you’re a candidate for oral conscious sedation, we will schedule your next appointment! We will give you the medication you need ahead of time, and we ask that you take it about an hour before you arrive to our office. Since the effects are fast-acting and don’t dissipate as quickly, it’s important that you have a trusted adult drive you to and from your visit.
Once it kicks in, you will be completely comfortable and at ease. While you’ll be awake and able to respond to all of our dentist’s instructions, you likely won’t remember anything from the procedure!
Are You a Good Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation
Of course, candidacy is determined on a case-by-case basis. With that said, oral conscious sedation might be the right fit for you if:
- You struggle with moderate to severe dental-related anxiety
- Dental work usually results in discomfort for you
- You have a strong gag reflex
- You don’t like the sights, smells, and sounds of a dental office
- You have a lengthy procedure