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Dental anxiety is real, which is why dental sedation is a product used in many dental offices in the world today.

Dental sedation in Woodland Hills, California, is a great product that helps patients finally relax in the dental chair. It can also help wash their worries away so they can have the positive and comforting experience they deserve. Generally, there are three sedatives that are commonly used, and those sedatives are:

-Oral sedation: Oral sedation comes in the form of a pill. Typically, you will need to take the pill about an hour before your dental appointment. As time passes, you will begin to feel a bit drowsy and maybe even groggy. Depending on the dose given, you might fall asleep during your treatment. If this is the case, we will gently wake you when your appointment has finished.

-Nitrous oxide sedation: Nitrous oxide sedation comes in the form of a gas and it is inhaled through the nose. Your dentist will place a small mask over your nose during your treatment, and you will inhale deeply to feel the effects. Once the gas enters your system, you will feel tingly and light headed. The effects will only last as long as you have the mask on.

-IV sedation: IV sedation is a sedative that is inserted into a vein with an IV. This option is generally needed during more extreme treatments, like oral surgery. Usually, the sedative will enter your system and will put you into a deep sleep. You will fall asleep before your treatment begins and then you will wake up once it is completed.

Our Woodland Hills Family Dentistry team wants you to feel comfortable and safe in the hands of the dentist, Dr. Sanaz Yousefi, which is why we happily offer sedation dentistry at our office. If you would like to know which sedative we offer, please feel free to call 818-225-9410 today and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to help you!