Sedation Dentistry in Laguna Hills, CA
Anxiety-Free Treatment & Compassionate Care With Dr. Löberg
If you feel nervous about the thought of a dental exam, preventive cleaning, or necessary dental treatment, dental sedation can help make your visit completely stress-free! Our sedation dentist in Laguna Hills, CA, will help you enter a relaxed state to help keep your mind off your appointment while you receive the care you need.
At Löberg Dental Center, Dr. Leif Löberg and our compassionate team proudly offer sedation dentistry methods to patients in Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, and surrounding Orange County areas.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry can help patients struggling with a dental phobia feel more at ease during their appointments. Whether you’ve had a negative experience at a dentist's office in the past or you’re nervous about dental tools, dental sedation can help you enter a state of complete relaxation. You’ll be in good hands with our friendly team of professionals.
When Is Sedation Dentistry Necessary?
There are several reasons why patients choose to undergo dental sedation. Sedation dentistry solutions may be ideal for patients who struggle with:
- A severe gag reflex
- Inability to sit still
- Difficulty getting numb with a local anesthetic such as Novocaine
- A limited amount of time to complete your dental care
- Sensitive teeth
- Dislike of noises, smells & tastes associated with dental care
- Discomfort with needles & shots
During your initial assessment, our experienced dentist in Laguna Hills will inform you of your sedation options and what to expect. Then, with your input, Dr. Löberg will determine which option is best for you.
Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Dental sedation is a great way to feel at ease at the dentist’s, but it may not be for everyone. You may not qualify for sedation dentistry if you have:
- Thyroid disorders
- Conflicting medications
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Respiratory problems
Speak with our Laguna Hills dentist to discover if you’re qualified for dental sedatives. We’ll work closely with you to find a solution to meet your specific needs.
Our Sedation Dentistry Methods
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation doesn’t require needles or dental tools. Instead, you’ll take a prescribed dose of medication about one hour before your appointment. Oral agents developed for oral sedation are safe and have been present in dental procedures for decades.
Inhaled minimal sedation has been used in dentistry for over a century. It’s considered safe for patients of all ages. With a mask placed over your nose, you’ll breathe in nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.” This classic type of sedation quickly relaxes patients but also wears off rapidly upon removing the mask.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I feel pain with dental sedation?
When combined with a local anesthetic, dental sedation ensure your appointments are painless and stress-free. Local anesthesia numbs the targeted tooth and surrounding areas, while sedation allows you to enter a relaxed state. A team member will monitor you during your visit to ensure you’re at ease.
How long does dental sedation last?
The duration of your sedation depends on the type you chose. Nitrous oxide is easily reversible, while oral conscious sedation needs at least 24 hours to subside. We recommend arranging a ride home following oral conscious sedation. It’s normal to experience nausea, dizziness, and headaches in the time.
Will I be awake during my procedure with dental sedation?
A common misconception about sedation dentistry is that patients fall asleep under its influence. Rather, patients will enter a “twilight sleep,” in which they’re in a deep calm but still able to respond to prompts from the dentist. It’s normal to not remember the details of your appointment once the sedation wears off.
Relaxing Dentistry Appointments at Löberg Dental Center
Don’t let a fear of the dentist keep you from the care you need. At Löberg Dental Center, Dr. Löberg and our team are dedicated to providing you with patient-oriented care in a welcoming atmosphere.
Schedule a consultation at our Laguna Hills, CA office by calling (949) 586-1930 to learn if dental sedation is right for you. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our contact form.
At Löberg Dental Center, you’ll experience 5-star quality care. To schedule your appointment with the best dentist in Laguna Hills, call our dental office at (949) 586-1930. You can also fill out our online contact form for more information.
For new patients, we offer a complimentary new patient exam* that includes the following:
- Initial Exam With One of Our Laguna Hills Dentists
- Digital X-Rays
- Comprehensive Consultation
- Discover Your Treatment Options
*Patients with insurance, please ask for details.