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Enjoy Stress-Free Dental Visits

Dental visits can stir up anxiety for both kids and adults, which often leads to avoidant behaviors. This means patients don’t get the essential care they need, leading to long-term complications and poor oral health. Whether it's the sound of the drill or the thought of sitting in the dental chair, the anxiety can be overwhelming. Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara offer sedation dentistry to ease your nerves and make dental treatments a breeze. By offering this service, we can keep your dental visits comfortable and fear-free while ensuring you get the dental care you need.

When Sedation Dentistry Is Recommended

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during dental procedures. Whether you experience severe anxiety around the dentist, have a low pain threshold, or even have difficulty staying still for long periods, sedation dentistry makes it possible for you to get the care you need. Here’s when we may recommend sedation for a procedure:

  • Dental Anxiety: If you feel so anxious about getting any dental work done that you avoid visits, sedation can help calm your nerves.
  • Low Pain Tolerance: Sedation can make procedures more comfortable for patients who are sensitive to pain. 
  • Complex Dental Procedures: If you’ll be in the chair for a longer period of time or we need to do a complex procedure, you may find the treatment easier with sedation. 
  • Difficulty Staying Still: Patients with ADHD or children can find it hard to keep still for prolonged periods of time. Sedation can help keep you relaxed and make time feel like it’s whizzing by!
  • Sensitive Gag Reflex: Sedation can make dental work more manageable for patients with a sensitive gag reflex.

Types of Sedation

We have different sedation options for varying levels of anxiety and for specific procedures:

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): A mild form of sedation that helps you relax during your procedure, with effects wearing off quickly afterward.

For our more complex procedures like oral surgery, we have additional sedation options available.

  • Oral Sedation: This is taken in pill form before your appointment with mild to moderate sedative effects depending on the dose.
  • IV Sedation: This is administered through a vein, offering a quick and deeper level of sedation with greater control over sedation levels.
What you should know about sedation dentistry before visiting our dental office:

What to Expect

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Our main priority is to ensure a safe, comfortable experience regardless of the sedation option you choose:

  • Consultation: Dr. Mariam or Dr. Yara will discuss your medical history, level of anxiety, and the sedation options available to figure out the best approach for you.
  • Pre-Procedure Instructions: You will be provided with clear instructions on what to do before your visit. In the case of IV sedation, you may be required to fast for a few hours before the procedure. It is important you follow these instructions to ensure your safety and recovery.
  • During the Procedure: You'll be closely monitored while under sedation to ensure your comfort and safety throughout your procedure.
  • Post-Procedure Care: You may wake up feeling quite groggy with little to no memory of the procedure itself. It's important to arrange for someone to drive you home if you've undergone moderate to deep sedation.

Is going under sedation at the dentist safe?

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Absolutely. Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara are trained in safely administering sedation and will closely monitor your vitals throughout the procedure.

Will I be completely unconscious?

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Not necessarily. The level of sedation varies depending on which option you’ve chosen. With most forms of sedation dentistry, you'll be awake but in a state of deep relaxation. IV sedation may bring you closer to a sleep-like state, but you'll still be able to respond to verbal cues.

How long does it take for the sedation to wear off?

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The time it takes for sedation to wear off depends on the type of sedation used. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, often within minutes, while oral and IV sedation generally have a longer recovery time.

Can any dental procedure be performed under sedation?

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Most dental procedures can be performed under sedation. Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara will discuss your treatment plan and how sedation can be integrated to meet your needs.

Overcome Dental Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry in Glendora, CA

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