Sleep Dentistry Westlake Village
Sleep dentistry is a type of dentistry that uses sedatives to calm and relax anxious patients so that they can get the treatment they need without any unwanted fear or anxiety. Also known as sedation dentistry, it can be a great option for many patients and not just those with phobias or anxieties. Our expert in sleep dentistry in Westlake Village can help you decide if sedation is right for you.
Our Westlake Village sleep dentistry expert may recommend dental sedation if you:
• Experience mild to significant anxiety when it comes to dental care
• Are uncomfortable sitting through longer appointments
• Dislike the sights, sounds, and smells associated with dental treatment
• Have a large amount of work to be completed
• Have sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or a low pain threshold
If you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, you may have several different options. Nitrous oxide is often recommended for light sedation. It is administered through a mask that is placed over the nose, and it goes to work quickly so that you can relax almost immediately. Since it is just as quickly eliminated from your body at the end of your appointment, you can drive yourself home.
Westlake Village Sleep Dentistry
Axiolysis is also available. We prescribe a specific sedative to be taken an hour before your appointment. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment because you may feel fairly drowsy and be slow to respond. Our expert in sleep dentistry in Westlake Village may prescribe more than one anti-anxiety medication for oral sedation. This allows you to feel deeply calm and relaxed, and you may even fall asleep during the procedure. Patients who need deeper sedation may benefit from IV sedation, which is administered through the vein.
Sleep dentistry allows you to get the treatment you need without stress with minimal discomfort and in fewer appointments. Regardless of the type of sedation we use, you will be monitored throughout the appointment and provided with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with our Westlake Village sleep dentistry expert.
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