Sedation Dentistry

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry services offered in Glendale, CA

Sedation dentistry helps you overcome or live with dental anxiety, which can otherwise cause you to neglect the needs of your oral health. At LA Dentists Group in Pasadena and Glendale, California, the team helps you decide on a form of sedation that’s suitable for the treatments or procedures you need. To explore your sedation dentistry options, call LA Dentists Group or request an appointment online today.

Sedation Dentistry Q&A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to various medication options available to help you relax at the dentist’s office. Many treatments are uncomfortable or intimidating for multiple reasons, but sedation can help you be more relaxed as you get the treatments and services you need. 

Your options for sedation dentistry at LA Dentists Group include:

Intravenous (IV) sedation

IV sedation uses a type of medication that enters your system through a vein, usually in one of your arms. You’re still conscious when the medication is active, but you’re deeply relaxed. It’s an excellent option for longer procedures or for multiple procedures during a single appointment. 

Oral sedation

Oral sedation involves a sedative you take by mouth. You’re still awake under oral sedation, but you’re relaxed and free of any discomfort. 

General anesthesia

A professional, on-staff anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia. Unlike the other choices, it makes you unconscious, and you probably won’t have any recollection of the treatment at any point.

Why might I need sedation dentistry?

There are multiple reasons why people consider or use sedation while getting the dental treatments and services they need. 

The most prevalent reason is dental anxiety, which can be debilitating enough to cause you to neglect your oral health by avoiding the procedures that scare you or seem particularly uncomfortable.

You might also consider sedation if you:

  • Have trouble sitting still for a long time
  • Have highly sensitive teeth
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Need multiple treatments in a single sitting

The team helps you choose a form of sedation that meets your needs and can alleviate your apprehensions and discomfort. 

How long does the sedation last?

Many people wonder how long it takes for the effects of the sedative from the dentist’s office to wear off. Milder sedatives like IV sedation and oral sedation last only a few hours, so you’ll be feeling alert and capable of completing tasks in no time. 

Still, you should probably arrange to have the rest of the day off from responsibilities like work and school. 

The LA Dentists Group team lets you know exactly what you can expect based on the type of sedation you get for your dental treatment. 

Explore your sedation dentistry options today by scheduling a treatment consultation over the phone or online at LA Dentists Group.