Stress-Free Dental Care with Dr. Abedini
Dental phobia, or dental anxiety, is a condition that prevents millions of people from visiting the dentist. This is a problem because neglecting regular dental appointments can be devastating to your health.
If you have a fear of going to the dentist, we offer three types of sedation to help you relax throughout your appointment.
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Often referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is the most common form of dental sedation. It’s administered through a small mask that we place over your nose, taking effect almost immediately as you breathe it in.
Nitrous oxide doesn’t put you to sleep, but you’ll feel a wave of euphoria spread through your body that will help you relax in the dental chair. The sedation effects can also be reversed right away, so you can drive yourself home from your appointment.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you choose oral conscious sedation, you’ll be given a small pill to take roughly an hour or two before your appointment. By the time you arrive at our office, the effects will have kicked in and we can begin your treatment. You’ll remain awake and responsive throughout the procedure, but you’ll feel totally calm and have little to no memory of it afterward.
Since the medication will kick in before you arrive and may take some time to wear off, you’ll need to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment.
For IV sedation, Dr. Abedini will administer a liquid sedative directly into your bloodstream. The medication takes effect within seconds, helping you relax almost immediately. Dr. Abedini will carefully monitor your vital signs throughout the treatment to ensure your safety.
As with the other sedation methods, you won’t lose consciousness during the procedure, but you’ll have little to no memory of it happening. Since the effects of IV sedation may linger for an hour or two after treatment, you’ll need a responsible adult to drive you home.
Ask Dr. Abedini About Sedation
If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Abedini can provide the quality care you need without any pain or discomfort. If you’re interested in learning more about sedation options, call our Newport Beach office at 949-610-8799 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Abedini today.