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Sedation Dentistry in the Los Angeles Center for Dentistry

Our office offers a wide variety of techniques to provide the most comfortable dental care available. The most important thing is what is best for you as an individual. Dr. Nguyen meets with every patient to review their needs and desires. Together with the patient, we'll offer the most appropriate options.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can mean any type of sedative given by pill, drink, intravenous, inhaled or otherwise that relaxes patients for dental procedures.  Many dentists provide sedation with a pill called triazolam combined with nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas.)  This can relax patients and may reduce their memory of dental procedures.  Dental anesthesiologist are able to use the same pill, but offer other methods of sedation in addition to just “the pill.”  Triazolam may be all many patients need for relaxation; however more apprehensive people typically require something more.  A qualified dentist anesthesiologist can use intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.

Dental Care With Intravenous Anesthesia

Our goal is to provide dental care without fear, pain, or anxiety for our patients. We use a wide range of techniques to provide the most comfortable dental care possible. Many patients have found that dental care with intravenous or general anesthesia may be the most comfortable and relaxing solution to their dental problem. Dr. Nguyen has performed thousands of dental sedations and general anesthetics over the last decade.

What Kind of Dental Services are Available Under Intravenous Sedation?

All phases of quality dental care can be performed under intravenous sedation. We generally stress saving natural teeth. However, Drs Linda and Tom Nguyen have ten years of successful experience with dental implants. Cosmetic dental care is emphasized as well. Patients who feel good about their smiles feel good about themselves.

Glendale CA Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a pain relieving and sedating gas that is combined with oxygen to make patients more comfortable during dental care. A light tingling feeling is often experienced by patients as well as an altered sense of time. Patients often listen to relaxing music during nitrous oxide sedation. Some patients love the feeling and feel very comfortable, others require something more tranquilizing. In general, patients who have had traumatic dental or life experiences that leave a life long memory, will be more comfortable with something that will relax them more than nitrous oxide alone.


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