Many individuals are nervous when they visit a dental office. The thought of sitting in a dental chair may make them anxious, or even afraid. Some go so far as to avoid dental appointments unless it’s an absolute emergency. If you are one of these people, there is no need to fear! At our dental office, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry for those, like you, who have dental fears.
Sedation dentistry is the use of medication to help patients relax before and during dental treatment. You will be awake during your appointment, but you will be comfortable and calm. You may not even remember much of your appointment.
Nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas, is a common type of sedation dentistry. When you visit our office, our dentist will place a small mask over your nose. You will breathe nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen through the mask. This will relax you and help you feel at ease. Our dentist can control the amount of nitrous oxide you receive. After your treatment is done, the gas will wear off quickly. You will be able to drive yourself home after your visit.
Let our friendly dentist and team know if you have dental fears. We’d like to help! Contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Woodland Hills, California.