Be Fearless: Sedation Dentistry
Many dentists administer dental sedation, but only 1% receive extensive sedation training. All of the dentists at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry have undergone this training and are highly qualified to provide safe sedation dentistry.
Dr. Dorfman and his team are passionate about giving you a dental experience that you enjoy. Dental sedation can comfort you and put your mind at ease regarding dental appointments and procedures.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
Nitrous oxide is another convenient form of conscious sedation. When patients choose nitrous oxide, they won’t have to remember to take a pill before their appointment.
With nitrous oxide sedation dentistry, a breathing mask will be placed over your nose. The gas is mixed with oxygen. As you breathe nitrous oxide in and out, you will slowly relax.
Nitrous oxide will allow you to be anxiety-free during your procedure. Once your dentist removes your nitrous oxide mask, the effects will quickly wear off so you are able to drive home.
Conscious Sedation with Pills
Conscious sedation involves a medication called Triazolam ( a relative to Valium) that is taken 1 hour before your visit. Triazolam will quiet your mind and reduce your stress before and during your procedure.
Patients feel confident when they choose oral conscious sedation. They usually drift in and out of sleep and are able to wake up in order to respond to their doctor’s questions and commands. At the same time, they feel completely worry-free.
Our conscious sedation medication has almost no side effects. It is also unlikely that Triazolam will interact poorly with any other medications you are currently taking. You will need to have a driver to bring you to and from your appointment.
For patients who want to be completely asleep during their dental procedures we also offer IV sedation administered by a board certified Anesthesiologist. Here you will be sleeping during the entire procedure and wake feeling rested and relaxed.
With the advanced technology at Century City, you won’t have any concerns about dental sedation. During your sedated procedure, we will carefully watch your heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. Thanks to our computer technology, we will instantly know if your body needs more or less dental sedation.
Thousands of patients have used dental sedation to improve their dental visits. If you’re interested in the comfort that sedation dentistry can provide, call us today at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry.