At Downtown Dental, we know that many patients are anxious and fearful of the dentist’s chair. This is why we offer IV sedation in Los Angeles, CA, as well as oral sedation and general anesthesia. It is important for Dr. Mungcal to ensure his patients are relaxed and comfortable when receiving their dental care, especially if they have a fear of the dentist. IV sedation is one of the most often recommended ways to relieve anxiety for patients. This is because oral sedation can sometimes have an unpredictable response. When Dr. Mungcal utilizes IV sedation for his patients, he finds that he has much more control of the level of sedation.
IV sedation uses medication administered intravenously. This allows the sedation medication to enter directly into the patient’s bloodstream to relax them. In many cases, patients may even fall asleep because they are so relaxed. This is an excellent way to ensure that patients eliminate any fears they may have about being at the dental office. When the IV medication is stopped, the patient will then gradually become more alert, similar to the way general anesthesia works. Patients are often under and are not experiencing any pain or discomfort during their treatment. Localized anesthesia for the area being treated is always administered along with any sort of sedation at Downtown Dental.
General anesthesia is also offered at Downtown Dental for patients who want to go completely under for their treatment. An anesthesiologist comes in and administers the sedation. Both methods of sedation are perfect for patients with high anxiety, or even for patients who are going to have long, extended periods of time in the chair. This may be during a smile makeover, or an extensive procedure that may be better achieved by relaxing the patient completely.
Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental is one of the dentists that offers IV sedation in Los Angeles, CA, and can help his patients feel better and more at ease about visiting his dental office. He is committed to ensuring that he can offer the best sedation methods around for those who need it. With on-time appointments, and up-to-date facility, and warm and helpful team members, the office of Dr. Mungcal can help your entire family with their dental needs.
If you want to start having more positive experiences at the dentist with sedation dentistry, call Downtown Dental today to schedule a consultation appointment.