Some patients are just afraid to visit their dentist. They would rather suffer from a dental problem than to sit on their dentist’s chair for an hour or so to receive treatment. These people suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Our sedation dentistry in Los Angeles will take away that fear so you can finally undergo dental treatment that can help you achieve a brighter, healthier smile.
What is Sedation Dentistry in Los Angeles
It is not the same as sleep dentistry, which requires a trained anesthesiologist to give the patient a certain amount of general anesthesia intravenously.
Unlike sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry allows the patient to be conscious during the procedure. However, you will feel more relaxed throughout the process. With it, you will be responsive to cues.
Dr. Anthony Mobasser, a world-renowned cosmetic dentist, recommends sedation to patients who are apprehensive during dental treatment. He also suggests it to his executive patients who have no time coming back to his office. These patients simply want the procedure done in one session.
His patients who live outside Los Angeles may also benefit from it as sedation dentistry allows Dr. Mobasser to perform the necessary procedures in a short amount of time.
But for his patients who are medically compromised, he may recommend an IV sedation. However, he can only do so after a complete consultation with his anesthesiologist.
Combatting Gag Reflex During a Dental Procedure
Our cosmetic dentist may also recommend sedation dentistry for patients with bad gag reflexes and extremely sensitive teeth. At his office, he will let you choose between an oral sedative and a laughing gas or nitrous oxide.
For oral sedative, you need to take the pill an hour before your scheduled appointment. You should also consider having someone to drive you from Dr. Mobasser’s office to your house. Although this type of sedation will not make you fall asleep, you will still feel groggy when you arrive at Dr. Mobasser’s office.
If your gag reflex is severe, though, you will need laughing gas or nitrous oxide. It lowers or eliminates gagging allowing Dr. Mobasser to proceed with the treatment without getting interrupted.
Is It Covered by Your Dental Plan
Your dental insurance plan may not cover sedation dentistry. But it will still depend on your case.
Discuss your state with Dr. Mobasser to find out whether or not your plan will cover the procedure. The cost of sedation will depend on the duration and past medical history.
As for safety, sedation dentistry is harmless. Dr. Mobasser has been trained to administer oral sedation. He also partners with an anesthesiologist if his patient requires IV sedation.
Even though IV sedation is a notably safe procedure, if it is done incorrectly, it can cause severe side effects.
To know whether or not you can safely undergo sedation dentistry in Los Angeles office of Dr. Mobasser, please contact us today: (310) 550-0383. Our cosmetic dentist only accepts patients by appointment. Walk-ins are not allowed. This will allow the aesthetic dentist to focus on providing dental treatment one patient at a time.