Sedation Dentistry Beverly Hills
What is Sedation Dentistry?
The use of oral concious sedation, also referred to as sedation dentistry, is a beneficial option for patients who are fearful or apprehensive about going to the dentist’s office. Often, sedation dentistry is used to assist special needs children, children who are very frightened, and adults with a phobia of the dentist. This is based on the concept that when a patient is allowed to be sedated during a procedure, he or she will feel more relaxed and heal better following the procedure since they are not as stressed. There are different types of sedation used at the practice:
- Minimal- awake but calm
- Moderate- slurring words is common, won’t remember treatment
- Deep- edge of consciousness, can be roused
At the practice, the doctor will frequently provide patients with a pill to take roughly one hour prior to their dental procedure. This will make patients very relaxed and sleepy. Once the medicine is fully working the dental treatment will be performed. When the treatment is complete, patients will be allowed to return home with the help of a friend or family member.
Who Can Undergo Sedation at the Dentist?
Adults and children who have a greater fear which is hindering them from visiting the dentist or from having an effective treatment are the optimal candidates for sedation dentistry. It is ideal for patients who:
- Have a sensitive gag reflex
- Have a low pain threshold
- Are seriously nervous or scared
- Have sensitive teeth
- Can’t sit still
- Require a large amount of work
Is the Process Safe?
Since our office employs the most innovative sedation techniques and our doctors have been trained to administer sedation, it is a designed to be safe. There are always some risks when using anesthesia, but our experienced staff is more than capable to administer sedation. Prior to any treatment, the dentist will go over medical history to ensure that any special measures which need to be taken are addressed.
Please contact our office for additional information regarding our insurance providers.
The Dental Sedation Center
435 Bedford Drive, Suite 405,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
- Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Friday Closed
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed