With Sedation Dentistry, Fear Is No Longer a Concern
Fear and anxiety are common obstacles to dental treatment for many individuals. Whether stemming from a history of dental phobia, aversion to sounds, smells and sights of the dental office, or the need for complex treatment, your own apprehension of receiving dental treatment can be conquered through sedation options from Dr. Kayvon Javid and Dr. Mariam Nadi. With pain-free, relaxing and comfortable dental visits, you never have to fear getting the oral care you need for a bright, healthy smile.
Sedation Options for Every Patient
- Oral Sedation:
Used for mild to moderate dental anxiety, oral sedation involves taking a prescription sedative (typically Halcion) one hour prior to your appointment. You remain awake and alert throughout treatment, but very relaxed and unconcerned about the procedure. Oral sedation may be used for procedures like fillings, crowns, and periodontal, oral or implant surgeries.
- Nitrous Oxide:
Breathing this odorless, colorless gas before and during your treatment renders you calm and even euphoric. Patients of all ages experiencing minor to moderate anxiety and receiving treatments ranging from routine dental cleanings to extractions benefit from the calming effects of nitrous oxide.
- Local Anesthetic:
Local anesthetics are used to numb the teeth, gums and bone for procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, and periodontal or oral surgery. Used either alone or in combination with oral sedation or nitrous oxide, local anesthetic provides a pain-free visit and wears off a few hours after treatment.
- IV Sedation:
Excellent for moderate to severe dental phobias, IV conscious sedation is administered by our Board Certified Anesthesiologist prior to complex procedures or multiple services like extractions, dental implant surgeries or full mouth reconstruction. You remain conscious and able to respond to instructions with IV sedation, but typically do not remember receiving dental treatment.
Get the Care You Need, and Get On to Better Living
With a sedation option to meet every level of dental phobia, there is never a reason to put off the treatment you need for a healthier mouth and better quality of living, even if it has been years since your last dental visit. Sedation options combined with gentle, compassionate care from Dr. Javid make for positive, enjoyable dental visits – no matter the extent of your dental needs.