Solutions for Dental Anxiety

Millions of people cannot face the prospect of receiving dental treatment without feeling complete dread. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Sacrificing your oral health because of dental anxiety is dangerous, but also unnecessary. At Manhattan Beach Sedation Dentistry, our professional team combines compassion and understanding of your concerns with advanced sedation dentistry techniques that allow you to take back control of your oral health.

Compassionate Care

Many people develop dental anxiety because of a negative experience they have had in the past. Unfortunately, this often results in more serious and complex problems as your oral health degrades. But the professional team at Manhattan Beach Sedation Dentistry understands how important your good oral health is to your overall well being. We make it a priority to understand where your anxiety originates to help you take steps toward a positive approach to your dental care.

Sedation Options

We also offer sedation options that allow you to feel calm and relaxed before, during and after treatment:

Inhalation Sedation – “Laughing gas” is a very effective sedation method that helps patients with mild to moderate dental anxiety. It makes you feel very relaxed and somewhat drowsy so that the sights and sounds around you fade into the background. We are constantly by your side during treatment so that you can let us know if the level of sedation needs to be increased for your comfort. Many patients recall little or nothing about the details of their visit.

Oral Conscious Sedation – Patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety benefit greatly from oral conscious sedation. The dentist prescribes a calming medication that should be taken about an hour before your appointment. By taking the medication beforehand, you will feel relaxed when you arrive at our office. In these cases, the prescribed medication is usually combined with Inhalation Sedation to provide you with a completely comfortable and stress-free experience.

It is important to note that, if you are sedated, you will need to make arrangements for transportation to and from your appointment.

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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