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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is better than riding a rollercoaster with your eyes closed. You’re aware your local downtown Los Angeles dentist is giving you oral surgery or an otherwise intimidating procedure, but due to sedatives, you can’t feel the pain or anxiety associated with the dentist.  Unlike riding a rollercoaster with your eyes closed, your memory of the sedation won’t stick, so if you feel queasy at the thought of a dentist’s chair, have a bad reflex, or sensitive teeth, consider sedation dentistry to curb your anxiety.

Laughing produces endorphins in the brain, making you feel happier. Dentists use a mask to administer (nitrous oxide) laughing gas on nervous patients for moderate sedation and pain-free procedures. With laughing gas you’ll experience an endorphin tsunami. When it quickly wears off, you’ll still feel happy just by seeing what the dentist improved while you were gassed up.

Oral sedation involves pre-planned medication, which patients take before oral surgery. You still feel zero pain while undergoing the dental procedure; their effects last a just little longer and depend on the patient.

IV sedation involves needs, which makes some nervous patients even more nervous. But if you shrug at needles, take a sedation needle in your vein and get your dental work done easily and pain-free. Best of all, IV sedation’s effects last shorter than oral sedation’s so you can get back to functioning in society faster and with an improved smile. 

 If you need to visit the dentist but procrastinate due to fear, overcome your hurdle by skipping to LA Smile Dentistry. After sedation, you’ll probably be so happy with your teeth you’ll skip out of the office too!