The Dental Care Center

How safe is sedation dentistry

At the Dental Care Center, we understand patient anxiety and dental phobia, and it is our goal to help every patient feel relaxed when under our care. For this reason, your dentist in Van Nuys, CA offers different options for sedation dentistry. 

Sedation allows you to get the treatment you need without feeling anxious or unsure. Dental sedation is also safe for most patients, and your dentist typically asks about your medical history before moving forward.

Of course, we always use local anesthesia when performing invasive treatments like root canal therapy or certain cosmetic dentistry options, but for those who need a little more reassurance, your dentist considers nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and sometimes a combination of these options.

Nitrous Oxide is a safe and relaxing gas delivered through a nasal mask. It allows you to relax during your time in the dental chair. One of the benefits of nitrous oxide—aside from feeling relaxed—is that it wears off immediately after removing your mask. This means you can drive home from your procedure and enjoy your day.

Oral sedation is a pill you take approximately one hour before your dental procedure. With this option, you may not recall your dental treatment, but you will still be able to respond to the dentist. Oral sedation means a friend or family member must drive you to and from our 91405 dentist office.

In some cases, your dentist recommends combination therapy to help those who are especially anxious.

For Sedation Dentistry in Van Nuys, CA, Contact Us

Our gentle team is here to make your dental experience as easy and comfortable as possible. Contact The Dental Care Center for more information on sedation dentistry and to schedule an appointment!

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