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What Is Sedation Dentistry Used For?

You may have heard of sedation dentistry. Dentists, like Dr. Rosenfeld, use these medications to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental services. The techniques we use at Robert Rosenfeld DDS include: 

  • Laughing Gas: A proven mixture of oxygen and laughing gas gives a sense of calm, euphoria, relaxation, and pain relief. 
  • Oral Conscious Sedation: A prescription pill taken before an appointment, giving even deeper calm and comfort.

But when can you take advantage of sedation dentistry? Is it only available during major procedures? Can you request it any time? 

Here are three dental service types that pair well with sedation dentistry: 

1. Non-Surgical Procedures

That’s right. If you have dental anxiety or sensitivity, just let us know. You could be more relaxed and comfortable while you get: 

  • Dental fillings. 
  • Routine teeth cleanings.
  • A dental crown. 

We’re happy to offer sedation dentistry during most procedures, especially if: 

  1. You’ve had a sense of panic at a dentist. 
  2. Experience a strong gag reflex.
  3. Have felt pain even when numbed.
  4. Need a long procedure—or several procedures at once.

The key is to discuss your needs and experience with us before an appointment, and we’ll recommend a sedation technique to keep you comfortable and healthy. 

2. Minor Oral Surgery

Sedation dentistry is an obvious choice during surgery. The procedures include: 

  • Tooth extraction.
  • Dental implant surgery.
  • Root canal treatment.

Of course, we will numb the area during surgery. But you can also choose between levels of optional sedation. 

If you only need slight sedation, laughing gas may give you the right experience. Otherwise, we may prescribe an oral conscious sedation pill.

3. Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic changes can give you an amazing smile and supercharge your confidence by focusing on the appearance of your teeth. Services include:

  • Veneers.
  • Teeth whitening.
  • Dental implants.
  • Cosmetic crowns.
  • Teeth straightening. 

Some patients avoid sprucing up their smiles because of dental anxiety or sensitivity. Remember that the right type of sedation will keep you completely relaxed, calm, and even happy during your appointment.

Comfortable Sedation Dentistry in Solana Beach, CA

At the office of Dr. Rosenfeld, we’re committed both to your health and comfort. Request sedation dentistry with any of our services for a relaxing and successful appointment.

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