Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Valencia, CA

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry, sometimes called “sleep dentistry,” is a safe technique for helping patients relax during dental procedures. It involves utilizing various sedative options, from local anesthesia to general anesthesia. At Valencia Periodontics, our doctors strategically use sedatives to ease stress and mitigate pain. 

If the thought of dental treatment fills you with dread, turn to our team for sedation dentistry in Valencia. Whether you have a phobia of dentists (“Dentophobia,” as defined by the Cleveland Clinic) or are simply nervous about a procedure, we can help you. Do not hesitate to reach out to our office to discuss your options. 

Call (661) 449-2371 or contact us online. We proudly serve Valencia, Canyon Country, and the rest of the Santa Clarita Valley. 

Sedation Dentistry Techniques

If sedation is right for you, our experienced doctors will explain your options and recommend the best for your situation. 

These techniques include:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas): This is a mild form of sedation that you inhale through a mask. It can significantly reduce anxiety, allowing you to relax during dental procedures.  
  • Local anesthesia: This technique involves numbing specific areas of your mouth. It can help you feel more comfortable during procedures that require incisions and more invasive processes.
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation: This involves administrating sedative drugs directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous line. IV sedation will make you drowsy, allowing you to sit comfortably or even sleep through procedures. *Covered by most insurances
  • General anesthesia: This is the deepest form of sedation. It is typically reserved for complex oral surgeries. Under general anesthesia, you will be unconscious for the duration of a procedure. 

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Do you have a fear of dentists or a low pain threshold? Do you need to undergo a complex surgical procedure? You could benefit from our Valencia sedation dentistry techniques. 

Below, we have listed four ways we have helped patients: 

  1. Anxiety relief: We cannot overstate this point. Sedation dentistry can relieve anxiety and make dental procedures more comfortable.
  2. Gag reflex reduction: If you have a sensitive gag reflex, undergoing treatment could be challenging. Sedation dentistry can help by relaxing your gag reflex.
  3. Pain relief: Sedatives can minimize pain, making it more comfortable to receive care.
  4. Increased efficiency: Sedation techniques allow our doctors to perform procedures seamlessly. 

Are You Ready to Get Started? Call Us. 

Do you have questions about your needs and/or sedation? Schedule an appointment with our team at Valencia Periodontics. We have made it possible for thousands of people in Valencia, Canyon Country, and elsewhere in the Santa Clarita Valley to better their smiles with less pain and shorter recovery times. We would gladly do the same for you. 

Call (661) 449-2371 or get in touch online.

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