It is more common than you may think for people to experience anxiety when they visit a dental office. The thought of sitting in a dental chair may make them nervous, or even afraid. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless there is no other choice. Are you one of these people? Set your fears aside! At our dental office, we offer sedation dentistry for those, like you, who suffer from dental anxiety.
Nitrous oxide is an excellent choice for decreasing nervousness and increasing comfort. Nitrous oxide is very safe and will not put you to sleep. A small mask will be placed over your mouth and nose, through which the nitrous oxide will be inhaled. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, so you can drive yourself home after your visit.
Another sedation option is called oral sedation. Drs. Kolodner, Kolodner, Hirt, and Lee will prescribe a pill for you to take about an hour before the procedure. The level of sedation is controlled by the dosage prescribed. You will remain awake, but will be drowsy. Some patients become groggy enough to fall asleep during treatment, but they are easy to wake with a gentle shake.
For more information about sedation dentistry and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists in Studio City, California, please contact our dental office at 818-761-9526 today!