Sedation Dentistry

At Balboa Family Dental, we offer sedation dentistry to help you feel at ease throughout any visit. If you experience dental anxiety, sedation dentistry could be the solution for you! Many patients have overcome their fear of the dentist and can completely relax throughout their entire visit because of sedation. We offer oral and nitrous sedation and your dentist can help you determine which one would be best for your treatment. Don’t let the fear of the dentist keep you from getting the dental care you deserve! If you are looking for sedation dentistry in Balboa, CA, call our office today to set up a consultation.

Nitrous Sedation

Nitrous sedation, also known as laughing gas, is a milder form of sedation. This sedation is given using a face mask that disperses nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. Once you put on the face mask, you will almost immediately feel relaxed and comfortable. You will not be asleep; however, it will make you feel drowsy. Surrounding smells and sounds will not bother you, and you will be able to respond to the dentist when needed. The sedation will last throughout the entire process until the mask is removed. Once the appointment is complete and the mask is removed, the effects of the sedation will wear off within a few minutes.

Oral Sedation

Sedation in pill form, or oral sedation, is used as a stronger form of sedation. This sedation takes effect almost immediately and can last for a few hours. Because of the sedation you will only remember moments of the visit or you may not remember the visit at all. Oral sedation will help you feel deeply relaxed and unaware of the smells and sounds around you. After your visit, you will need a driver to take you home. The effects of sedation can last for a few hours after your appointment.

Sedation dentistry could completely change the way you feel about the dentist! Call Balboa Family Dental today to set up a consultation and find out which sedation option is best for you.