Sedation Dentistry Laguna Hills

Ensuring Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Dental anxiety is common among all age groups. There are many reasons a person might feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist’s office. But to ensure a more enjoyable, stress-free visit, our team of doctors at Löberg Dental Center is pleased to offer multiple forms of sedation dentistry. Each is designed to dispel fears and induce relaxation; they have varying levels of strength and can be used to calm even the most nervous patients. Let us know if you would like to hear about these options and which one might be right for you.

Why Choose Löberg Dental Center for Sedation Dentistry?

  • 4 Types of Available Sedation
  • Dental Patient Comfort is a Top Priority
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available

Oral Conscious Sedation

Requiring no needles or equipment, oral conscious sedation involves taking a prescribed pill one hour before your appointment. As it enters the system, it will disperse and begin to create a calming effect that allows for complete relaxation. With many patients claiming they remember little about their appointment, it can be highly effective and preferred for those who are especially fearful of visiting the dentist’s office.

IV Sedation

Administered into the bloodstream with the help of a needle that is placed in the bend of the elbow or back of the hand, IV sedation is commonly used on patients who have moderate to severe dental anxiety. It is also a preferred option if a person wants to have multiple dental procedures completed during one appointment. Because the effects can take time to wear off, a friend or family member will need to escort the individual back home after their visit.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Known as laughing gas, this classic method of sedation is safe to use on children and adults because of its mild effects. Once inhaled through the nasal mask, individuals will begin to feel warm and at ease. Remaining conscious, patients can respond to verbal cues while remaining stress-free throughout treatment. When finished, the effects wear off in just minutes, allowing the patient to resume normal activity immediately following their appointment.

General Anesthesiology (Sleep Dentistry)

As the most intense form of sedation dentistry available, general anesthesiology is typically only used when a patient is undergoing complex, invasive dental procedures. Known as sleep dentistry, this method causes the patient to become fully sedated, making them unaware of their surroundings and the procedure taking place. It is unlikely that they will remember anything from their appointment and will require someone to escort them home for close monitoring.