Sedation Dentistry - Encino & West Hollywood, CA

Transforming Fearful Visits Into Stress-Free Smiles

Enjoy Your Next Visit in Total Comfort

Dental anxiety is a widespread fear affecting many individuals, often rooted in childhood experiences or past unpleasant encounters in the dental chair. This anxiety, whether triggered by a strong gag reflex or prior discomfort, can pose a significant obstacle to maintaining good oral health. If fear has deterred you from seeking necessary dental care, sedation dentistry presents a viable solution.

Our team understands the overwhelming nature of dental treatments for many, and we provide compassionate, judgment-free care and suitable sedation dentistry options to ensure your comfort during essential procedures. Offering safe and effective dental anesthesia, we aim to empower you to take control of your oral health, feel relaxed during dental visits, and streamline your treatment plan by consolidating multiple procedures into fewer, more efficient appointments.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

Sedation Dentistry Services Tailored to You

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a safe and effective method designed to alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation during dental procedures. Administered in the form of a pill, the dosage and medication combination are carefully calculated to induce deep relaxation and a state of “twilight” consciousness.

While not rendering you completely unconscious, oral sedation helps you feel so relaxed that you drift asleep during dental appointments. This approach enhances the efficacy of local dental anesthesia and is particularly beneficial for those undergoing lengthy or complex procedures, ensuring their comfort throughout the treatment.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly referred to as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide serves as a safe and practical method in sedation dentistry. Its safety is underscored by its frequent use to help children feel at ease in the dental environment. Administered through a nasal mask, nitrous oxide induces a drowsy and relaxed sensation, although it doesn’t necessarily cause laughter.

As one of the most prevalent forms of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide proves versatile. It effectively suppresses an overactive gag reflex, alleviates dental anxiety, and enhances the efficacy of local dental anesthesia. Many opt for nitrous oxide to improve the comfort of dental cleanings, particularly if they experience sensitivity in their teeth or gums. Notably, nitrous oxide has a quick wear-off time, allowing you to drive home and resume regular activities after relaxing dental treatment.

IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a powerful and highly effective method employed to alleviate anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures. Administered through a vein, the medication induces relaxation, ensuring even the most anxious patients feel at ease. This form of dental anesthesia allows our team to precisely control the level of sedation, tailoring it to your needs.

IV sedation is particularly beneficial if you struggle with severe dental anxiety or those undergoing extensive treatments, providing a calming and stress-free experience while allowing Sargon Lazarof, DDS, to carry out necessary procedures with precision and efficiency.

Safeguarding Your Smile, Comfortably

Sedation dentistry remedies dental anxiety, ensuring relaxed and stress-free treatments. Timely dental care is essential to prevent the escalation of dental issues and protect overall health from potential complications. Untreated tooth decay and gum disease can result in severe infections and tooth loss, while the bacteria from gum disease can impact systemic health.

We encourage those dealing with dental anxiety to consider sedation dentistry and explore third-party financing options to facilitate their treatment process. Prioritize your well-being by addressing oral health concerns and minimizing potential systemic impacts.

Make Dental Anxiety a Thing of the Past!

Contact us today to learn more about sedation anesthesia near you.