Do you feel nervous or afraid of visiting the dentist? Do you feel anxious about complex treatments that involve multiple appointments? At Couture Smiles Dental Group, located in Woodland Hills, California, Dr. Armen Terteryan and his colleagues Dr. Jonathan Gordon and Dr. Sean Fahid offer sedation dentistry so you can receive all of the care you need in just one appointment with no fear or anxiety. Regular dental care is critical for maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile. Call the practice today or book an appointment online to ensure you receive effective care in a safe and comfortable environment.
Sedation dentistry is a good option for patients who:
Advances in dental technology have made most dental treatments nearly painless, but many patients still experience anxiety about dental care. The dentists at Couture Smiles Dental Group are committed to providing their patients with the best possible care in the most comfortable setting, and sedation dentistry will help you to relax and have a stress-free experience.
Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid, the caring dentists at Couture Smiles Dental Group, offer a number of sedation options so they can find the one that works best for you, including:
• Nitrous oxide
Nitrous oxide is used for inhalation sedation. You will inhale nitrous oxide (sometimes called laughing gas) through a nose mask during your treatment to help you feel relaxed and calm. Nitrous oxide sedation has no aftereffects, and you can safely drive yourself to and from your appointment.
• Oral sedation
Oral sedation involves taking a prescribed medication before your visit. This helps you to feel relaxed by the time of your appointment. While oral sedation will not make you unconscious, many patients fall asleep during their treatment when using oral sedation. You will typically have little to no memory of the procedure.
• IV sedation
The practice offers the services of a board-certified anesthesiologist for full IV sedation, which will help you sleep through your entire procedure.
Following your treatment, you will spend some time resting while the sedative wears off. Once your dentist is satisfied with your recovery, you will be allowed to go home. It is not necessary to stay overnight. You should have a friend or family member accompany you during your appointment so they can drive you home safely.
The dentists will help you determine which form of sedation dentistry is best for your specific needs. If you have been avoiding the dentist because of dental phobia, now is the time to visit Couture Smiles Dental Group and receive the care you need while staying calm and comfortable. Call the practice today or book an appointment online to learn more about sedation dentistry.