Millions of Americans dread a trip to the dentist. Dental anxieties can cause people to delay or even avoid critical dental care. Our Northridge sedation dentistry expert can offer an alternative. Sedation dentistry uses medications to induce a calm, relaxed state throughout the appointment. In some cases, the sedation can even produce a mild amnesia so that you will not remember much of your appointment or remember it more as a dream.
IV sedation may be recommended for severe anxiety or phobia. Our expert in sedation dentistry in Northridge can administer an anti-anxiety medication directly into your bloodstream where it will act quickly to create conscious sedation. You may even drift off to sleep, which is why it is often called sleep dentistry.
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Our Northridge sedation dentistry expert may also recommend oral anti-anxiety medication. This type of sedation is extremely effective for patients who experience mild or moderate dental anxiety. We will prescribe a medication before your appointment along with instructions for use. If our expert in sedation dentistry in Northridge determines that you are a candidate for oral sedation, you will need a ride to and from your appointment.
Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for many years and has a long history of safety and effectiveness. It is administered through a facial mask and is most appropriate for those who suffer from mild to moderate dental anxiety. You will feel deeply relaxed and even sleepy during treatment. Because it enters the system within minutes and is expelled just as quickly, you will be able to drive yourself to and from your appointment.
Whether you have a deep cleaning procedure or a full mouth reconstruction scheduled, sedation dentistry can simplify the process. In addition to medications, our dentist has a warm, friendly chair-side manner and a comfortable, relaxed office environment that is designed to make you feel right at home. If you have dental anxiety, dental phobia or physical or mental needs that interfere with essential dental treatment, we can help. Contact our dentist in Northridge today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.