Many people experience anxiety over seeing the dentist. Some people have such a severe phobia that they avoid seeing a dentist even if they are in extreme pain. Whether you need to see NoHo dentists for a routine dental exam or invasive treatment, your phobia should not get in the way. Whether you have a fear of the dentist or have trouble sitting in the dentist’s chair for long periods of time, talk to our expert in sedation dentistry in North Hollywood about your options.
The effects of dental sedation will depend on the exact kind you are getting. Dental sedation comes in varying levels depending on how severe your anxiety is. We offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, which is a very mild form of sedation. You will still be awake during the procedure, but you will be completely at ease. A more moderate form of sedation is taking oral pills. You may fall asleep, but you can easily be awakened.
And for patients with extreme phobias or for anyone about to undergo oral surgery, we offer general anesthesia. This will make you completely unconscious throughout your visit. You may feel out of it after the procedure, so you will need to arrange for somebody to drive you home.