An Anxiety Free Dental Visit
Sedation Dentistry in West Hollywood, CA
Sedation dentistry can help you overcome your fear of going to the dentist, if you suffer from anxiety or nervousness each time you must gain routine or specialized dental care. In the past, patients would neglect their teeth and suffer extensive decay and damage, instead of going to visit the dentist as they should. Today, sedation dentistry enables these anxious patients to have a less stressful experience at the dentist and work past the bad experience or phobia that would otherwise lead to dental neglect.
An Anxienty Free Dental Visit using Sedation Dentistry
The West Hollywood Holistic and Cosmetic Dental Care anesthesiologist and holistic dentist work together to provide patients with sedation options suited to their dental care needs. Under their expert care, you can feel relaxed, calm and comfortable from the beginning of your dental visit to the end.
With the help of safe sedation, you can easily catch up on years of dental neglect in just a few visits. You may even be able to doze off during your dental visit, waking up at the end of your appointment to a beautifully repaired smile.
West Hollywood Holistic and Cosmetic Dental Care uses a combination of sedation methods for your best comfort during your dental appointment. These include:
- Local anesthesia
- Enteral sedation, taking a pill or oral liquid
- Nitrous oxide "laughing gas"
- IV sedation
- General anesthesia for surgical relaxation or during stressful appointments
Is sedation dentistry right for you?
The state of your overall health, mental stress level at the time of your appointment and other issues may influence whether or not you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. If you have heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory diseases or other health risks, you may have to visit your doctor before being approved for sedation dentistry. There are several types of sedation dentistry, including local injections, pill-form, laughing gas, intravenous and general sedation methods.
Your holistic dentist is able to provide some of the most commonly used forms of sedation for your appointment, such as nitrous oxide and local anesthesia. For more advanced sedation such as general anesthesia, the West Hollywood Holistic and Cosmetic Dental Care anesthesiologist is available to provide expert licensed sedation.
You are a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you find yourself highly stressed before and during your dental visits. Some people experience physical symptoms of this stress, such as headaches or stomach cramping. Other people are merely unnerved at the very idea of seeing the dentist, or upon seeing tools used in a typical appointment. Because their adrenaline may be excessive due to "fight or flight" syndrome during the appointment, a normal stress response, some people cannot achieve adequate numbing through local anesthesia dental injections. Whatever your issues with stress in visiting the dentist, dental sedation can likely help.
If you are undergoing sedation dentistry to make your dental appointments easier to bear, you may need to arrange for transportation to and from your appointment in West Hollywood. Together with the West Hollywood sedation dentist Dr. Bruce Vafa, a treatment plan can be developed just for you to help you achieve your goals for your healthy, beautiful smile.