Sedation Dentistry in Woodland Hills CA
We know that many patients avoid the dentist because they feel anxious about their dental treatment. Sometimes patients tell us they had a negative experience that makes them hesitant to seek treatment while other patients can’t explain what makes them feel uncomfortable about dentistry. Either way, we are here to help.
At Mulholland Dental Care, our entire team is committed to making each of our patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. We take time to discuss your concerns about your dentistry and your treatment, explaining each procedure and what you can expect.
When patients need a little help to relax for their procedures, we offer oral sedation dentistry.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Dr. Bobby Irani strives to make each appointment as comfortable as possible, so when he learned about patients avoiding the dentist because of fear and anxiety about their treatment, he decided to offer sedation dentistry to help his patients feel completely relaxed.
Oral sedation dentistry utilizes a prescription sedative to help you feel calm and stress-free during your appointments. Unlike general anesthetic, conscious sedation allows you to stay awake during treatment so you can ask questions or bring up any needs or concerns. However, you will feel dreamy and relaxed and may lose track of time. In fact, many of our patients actually doze off during treatment!
Because you will feel groggy after your appointment, you will need someone to drive you to and from our office. A thorough evaluation with Dr. Irani will determine if you are a good candidate for oral sedation dentistry.
Benefits of Oral Sedation Dentistry
If you avoid dental treatment due to dental anxiety, you could be putting your oral health at risk. Allowing conditions to go untreated and even missing regular exams and professional dental cleanings can cost you time and money in the future. Having a dental emergency is no fun, especially for someone with a fear of the dentist!
Oral sedation dentistry allows us to complete more treatment in one visit. Because you are relaxed and have little sense of time, your appointment will fly by before you know it! Sedation dentistry also makes it easier for people who typically have difficulty getting numb. When you are relaxed, anesthetic is more effective.
It is our goal to offer our patients the best, most comfortable dental care possible. For some patients, oral sedation dentistry is the answer. We believe dentistry can be a pain-free and positive experience. In fact, many patients, after having oral sedation in our office, realize that they don’t need it at all for future appointments because they see that our team is entirely committed to their oral health, comfort, and wellbeing.
Woodland Hills Sedation Dentist Provides Treatments for Apprehensive Patients
Dr. Irani offers treatments specifically for apprehensive patients. Millions of Americans delay or avoid timely dental care because they suffer from dental anxiety. Mild dental anxiety may result in a nervous feeling before or during treatment, but more severe anxiety can keep patients from seeking not only routine dental care but also treatment when they need it.
Patients who are anxious or apprehensive often benefit from sedation dentistry. Our dentist offers sedation options that can help patients feel relaxed regardless of their treatment needs or anxiety levels. Inhaled sedation is fast, safe and effective. Nitrous oxide is used to create a mild euphoric feeling or a sleepy, relaxed state. Because it acts quickly and leaves the body just as quickly, patients can even drive themselves home after treatment.
Oral sedation may be another option. Dr. Irani may prescribe oral sedatives that can allow patients to feel completely at ease through even long treatments and procedures. Oral and inhaled sedation can be combined in some instances. Dr. Irani understands the unique treatment needs of apprehensive patients and has a warm, comforting manner that puts even the most phobic patients at ease so that they feel right at home. Some patients may need the deeper levels of sedation that are offered through IV sedation.
Sedation dentistry may be appropriate for many anxious or apprehensive patients. It can also be a good option for medically or behaviorally compromised patients whose conditions have the potential to interfere with necessary dental treatment. Sedation dentistry may even be appropriate for those patients who are too apprehensive for routine care.
Are You Afraid of the Dentist?
Don’t let dental anxiety put your health at risk! Let us turn your experience around with sedation dentistry. Call our Woodland Hills, CA dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bobby Irani to learn about the ways that sedation dentistry can make your dental appointment better than you thought possible!