There are many patients that don’t go to the dentist simply because of fear. Many patients want or yearn to care for their oral health but let their nerves and fear take over that can lead to years of neglect. However, at our dental office in Granada Hills, we strive to provide you with the best dental service possible and will make sure you are comfortable. We specialize in sedation methods for nervous patients and are confident we will have a solution for you. Oral health is priceless and we don’t want your fears to get the best of you.
There are different kinds of sedations methods that are used at Viva Smile dental office. These include:
Intravenous sedation (which is also known as IV sedation) or sleep sedation is a procedure in which safe medication is used to keep patients relaxed as they are treated. The medication is injected via a small needle that is placed on your arm or hand. As the patient, you will remain conscious at all times, however, you will be completely relaxed.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
This is most commonly known as “laughing gas” because it relaxes the patient and helps him or her overcome anxieties. This type of sedation is harmless and is administered via mask that is placed over the patient’s nose during treatment. This kind of sedation is often used on children but can also be used on adults.
Oral Conscious Sedation
This kind of sedation method is completed via oral medication. One hour or so prior to treatment, your Viva Smile dentist will give you a pill that will need to be taken orally. This medication will help calm fears and anxieties which will help prepare you for your dental treatment and will allow you to remain relaxed until the treatment is complete.