Sedation & Dental Anxiety

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We can make your visit comfortable. We have different levels of sedation available:

Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is used for low levels of apprehension. You will be awake but not care what is going on. It is immediately reversible with oxygen and you can drive yourself home.

Oral sedation is used for moderate apprehension. You will need to discuss your health history with Dr. Mallonee so she can choose a pill that is right for you. The benefit of oral sedation is that your are very relaxed, commonly don’t remember anything, and are drowsy. You must have someone drive you here and home.

We recognize that some of our patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving dental care. Our doctors and staff work hard to make sure that you have a comfortable, positive experience, and that’s why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent you from having the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

There are different types of sedation dentistry, and you and your doctor will work together to decide on a personalized treatment plan that will give you the care you need while ensuring your comfort every step of the way.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

About an hour before you begin your dental treatment, you will be given a small pill to help you relax. Due to the sedative nature of the pill, you will need someone to accompany you to your appointment because you will not be able to drive. When you arrive at our practice, our staff will be waiting for you and will escort you to a private room where you’ll be treated.

Your doctor will gently place an IV and administer medication to help you into a deeper state of relaxation. Once your treatment is complete, you will wake up with little or no memory of the appointment and a beautiful new smile. Using sedation dentistry, we may be able to complete many different procedures, including complex smile makeovers, in just one office visit.

We offer television, blankets, iPods, movies, etc. Our goal is for you to feel as comfortable here as you do at home. Call us today for more information about our sedation dentistry in Corona del Mar, CA.