Dental phobic patients tend to avoid the dentist at all costs. Although dental phobias are relatively common, most patients are unaware that there are sedation methods to help relieve anxiety while receiving treatments. Various methods of sedation can be used by Dr. Kashfian to ensure that patients feel safe and relaxed while receiving the oral care they need.
Sedation dentistry encompasses using medication to help patients achieve a sense of calm while receiving dental treatments. Some types of sedation are:
• Oral sedation: Typically administered in the form of a pill, the level of sedation depends upon the total dosage given by Dr. Kashfian, dentist in Beverly Hills, and can range from mild to moderate. Patients will feel a bit drowsy and may even fall asleep during the procedure. However, with a gentle nudge, patients usually can be quickly awakened.
• IV sedation: Sedatives are administered intravenously, allowing sedation to take place more rapidly. This method of sedation can be easily monitored and adjusted throughout the procedure.
• General anesthesia and deep sedation: Medications administered will make patients nearly unconscious or completely unconscious during the course of the treatment. General anesthesia is reversed after the completion of the treatment.
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Despite the methods of sedation used, local anesthetics will be administered by Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills sedation dentist and Chatsworth sedation dentist, in order to prevent patients from feeling any discomfort in the area that is being treated.
Although sedation dentistry is most appropriate for individuals who are extremely fearful of the dentist, sedatives can also be used for individuals who have a low pain threshold, have sensitive teeth, have a bad gag reflex or need lengthy treatments.
If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry, contact Dr. Kashfian and find out which method of sedation is proper for you.