Our team at Sargon Dental — Sargon Lazarof, DDS, Dan Dansie, DDS, and Fahtema Sadat, DDS — can settle your concerns around an upcoming dental procedure with multiple options for sleep dentistry. Sleep dentistry is available at our offices in Encino and West Hollywood, California, and in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Getting any kind of dental work can be daunting, especially if it’s a procedure you’ve never had before. That’s why our team is here to make you more comfortable with sleep dentistry.
What sleep dentistry can do for you
Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, relaxes you by altering your consciousness before your time in the dentist’s chair starts. With several possibilities available, you can work with our knowledgeable dentists to choose one that fits with your preferences and meets your unique needs.
Each available form of sleep dentistry at our offices involves a medication that relaxes you and sedates you. Not all forms fully put you to sleep, but some do. If your chosen type of sleep dentistry does put you to sleep, it will be a light sleep, and our team can awaken you at any time.
Sleep dentistry lets you put your anxieties behind you and get the dental work you need. Whether you need a filling, root canal, or tooth extraction, you can finally relax and let our dentists do what they do best.
Most people are candidates
There are a number of reasons why you might be thinking of adding sedation to your next visit to Sargon Dental. Sleep dentistry has historically allowed our dentists to help patients overcome these setbacks when it comes to their office visits:
- A low pain threshold
- Tooth sensitivity
- Sensitive gag reflexes
- Trouble sitting still for a long time
- General fear or anxiety
- Previous bad experiences with dental work
- The need for many procedures on the same day
As long as your sedative medication is active, you won’t be thinking about the things that hold you back from coming to the dentist in the first place. Our friendly team makes sure you know what to expect going in and supervises you closely the entire time.
Exploring your options
At Sargon Dental, we offer a selection of different options for sleep dentistry. Not everyone prefers or benefits from the same type.
The team goes over your medical history and personal preferences ahead of time to urge you toward the right choice. They consider how your body will respond to each individual option and which option is most appropriate for the procedure you’re getting.
While choosing among IV sedation, intramuscular sedation, and oral sedation, consider your own preferences.
If you’re afraid of needles, oral sedation may be your best option. If you don’t trust yourself to remember to take a pill around 45 minutes before your appointment, oral sedation probably isn’t your best choice.
Our dentists describe what you can expect with each option in detail so you feel confident in your choice for sleep dentistry before you arrive.
Don’t let your past experiences hold you back from getting the dental work you need today. To see if you’re a candidate for sleep dentistry at Sargon Dental, call our offices in Utah or Southern California, or request your appointment online.