Experienced dentist Dr. Mungcal and our entire dental team are committed to providing dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. We understand that many people have issues with dental anxiety, and provide two convenient methods of sedation to help you feel most comfortable while in the dental chair.
Oral sedation has been used for several years. This form of sedation offers a bit more relaxation than what is possible with nitrous oxide. Our ability to vary the dosage of sedative allows us to achieve various levels of sedation, essentially tailoring even this part of dental treatment to patients’ needs. Lower doses of oral sedatives, taken before the dental appointment, create light sedation to relax an anxious patient. Moderate sedation can be achieved by increasing the dose. Under moderate sedation, fearful patients feel at ease, while remaining responsive to our dental team. Some patients doze off after a few minutes in the chair after receiving moderate dental sedation.
One of the advantages our DTLA dental patients find with oral conscious sedation is that most have no recollection of dental treatment after the medication has worn off. This effect, combined with the simplicity of taking a pill, make this form of dental sedation popular.
We are committed to providing safe, comfortable dental care. Before providing dental treatment under sedation, we complete a thorough consultation in which health history and existing medications are discussed. It is important to take such factors as health conditions into account in determining the suitability of any type of sedation. We want sedation dentistry to be effective for our anxious patients. It is important to disclose use of alcohol, tobacco products, and even nutritional supplements to your dentist, as these are substances that may interact with sedative medication.
Oral sedation in dentistry is ideal for a number of situations. Patients who are anxious, as well as those who have a strong gag reflex, find significant improvement with the use of oral sedatives. Dental treatment does not have to be something you tolerate. We can help you enjoy positive dental experiences with sedation. Contact us for your visit at Downtown Dental today.