Dental Sedation Options

Dental anxiety can stop you from getting the care you need for a healthy, beautiful smile. That’s why, at Volterra Dental, we offer sedation dentistry options for you! Learn more about how our Los Alamitos, CA office can make your next dental appointment worry-free – just call 562-735-2363!

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

When you dread the dentist’s office, you are much more likely to skip needed appointments. Consequently, small dental problems can turn into big issues. Sedation dentistry can help relieve your anxiety so you can get the treatments you need.

What Types Of Dental Sedation Do You Offer?

At our Los Alamitos, CA dental office, we offer two types of sedation:

  • Nitrous oxide is a gas that you breathe through a small mask covering your nose. It quickly brings about a feeling of relaxation and calm. You are normally fully awake during the treatment. And the effect wears off quickly, so you should be fine to drive yourself home.
  • Oral sedation is a pill that you take just before you come to our office for your treatment. It will create such a relaxed, calm feeling that you may not even remember your visit. The effects are normally stronger than with nitrous oxide, so you will need to find someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

When Is Sedation A Good Idea?

If you are considering avoiding your next dental visit because of anxiety, then you might be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. You may also be a candidate if you have:

  • A low pain threshold
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Many treatments that need to be completed in fewer appointments
  • An upcoming oral surgery appointment

How Do I Get Sedation At My Next Appointment?

Our top concern is your comfort and oral health. If you think you could benefit from sedation dentistry, please let us know. We are here to help!

To schedule your anxiety-free sedation dentistry appointment or ask questions, call Volterra Dental at 562-735-2363 or use our online form. We also have several comfort options to keep you relaxed during your time here!