Conscious Sedation Options In Sherman Oaks
Now you can actually enjoy—not dread!—your visit to the dentist. Sedation dentistry allows you to be deeply relaxed while your dental work is being done. You will still be conscious during dental sedation, but unaware of the pain, unpleasant tastes, noises, and smells associated with dental work.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of sedation dentistry is its efficiency. Because dental sedation makes you comfortable, dental work that usually takes six appointments to complete can be done in just one visit. This makes dental sedation a perfect option for someone with a busy schedule.
The process of sedation dentistry is surprisingly simple. An hour before your appointment, you will take a small pill called Triazolam. This medicine is a safe, quick-acting sedative with virtually no side effects. Because it makes you drowsy, though, you will need to be driven to your appointment by someone. Upon arrival, you’ll be comfortably situated in a room where your vitals will be monitored. Once you are completely relaxed, sedation dentist Dr. Bjornbak and his highly trained team in Sherman Oaks will take care of your dental needs. Depending on the amount of work being done, the sedative will wear off in two to six hours. Then your companion will drive you home so you can enjoy the rest of your day.
For more intensive anxiety or longer procedures, Dr. Bjornbak also offers IV sedation for a stronger degree of sedation.
We offer the following treatments to make the patient comfortable during dental treatment:
- Noise blocking headphones
- Valium combined with NuCalm
- Oral sedation combined with NuCalm
- IV sedation combined with NuCalm
You choose the one above that best suits you and you end up with an extremely comfortable dental visit.
Make the most of your time and feel just fine with sedation dentistry. In the Sherman Oaks – Van Nuys – Studio City California area, call the expert sedation dentist at Sherman Oaks Dental to schedule an appointment or to learn if sedation dentistry is right for you, to meet sedation dentist Michael Bjornbak, or to get answers to all your dental sedation questions.