Sedation Dentistry from EZ Dental & Orthodontics
At EZ Dental & Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing comfortable dental care to all our patients. Our team understands that some patients have a general fear or anxiety towards dentistry or may be in need of complex dental procedures and would benefit from sedation options. Our Los Angeles sedation dentists offer the choice of sedation methods with varying degrees of relaxation to meet patients’ individual needs.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedure, such as a root canal, dental implant placement or full mouth restoration. Patients are usually awake during the procedures with the exception of those who undergoes I.V. sedation for more complex cases or oral surgeries. While under minimal sedation, patients are fully relaxed and will have little to no memory of the actual procedure.
If you avoid seeing the dentist for any type of cleaning or procedure, our team of dentists invite you to learn more about sedation dentistry. For patients with a low pain threshold, are fidgety in the dental chair, have sensitive teeth, or need a large amount of dental work to be complete, we suggest you utilize sedation dentistry by our L.A. dentists to help you achieve good oral health.
EZ Dental & Orthodontics provides safe practices for the different levels of sedation. Our dentists discuss the process, give pretreatment and follow-up instructions so patients understand the process and sedation requirements. Patients who are undergoing I.V. sedation are required to have a driver present during the procedure and to drive them home safely.
If you have dental fears or anxieties, we encourage you to find out more about the benefits of sedation dentistry which include:
- Patient co-operation
- Control of gag reflex
- Little or no recollection of treatment
Sedation dentistry allows us to serve you as best as we can, and to offer you a comfortable and relaxing experience as we work on your smile.
Sedation Options in L.A.
Our L.A. sedation dentists offer two distinctly different levels of sedation. Depending on the complexity of your upcoming treatment or level of anxiety, we will discuss your options to ensure a comfortable experience that include:
Nitrous Oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas”, nitrous offers a minimal sedation level which allows you to be awake and relaxed during treatment. Once the procedure is complete, our L.A. sedation dentists flush the gas out of your system with pure oxygen. There are no residual effects and licensed patients can drive themselves home.
IV sedation is a moderate form of sedation most often used with patients going through oral surgery or elongated treatment.
Hypnosis is an alternative sedation option for patients who are looking for a more relaxed dental visit without the use of medication.
Contact us today!
EZ Dental & Orthodontics provides dental care that is safe, reliable, and comfortable for all their patients in the LAX area of Los Angeles including Ladera Heights and Westchester. For more information about our comprehensive in-house procedures or sedation dentistry, contact our dental office for more information. Schedule an appointment today!