Sedation Dentistry

At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, we understand that for many people, visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience. This is why we provide dental care with sedation — a comfortable and stress-free experience for all of our patients. Sedation Dentistry is designed to help patients who experience fear or anxiety about dental procedures, allowing them to receive the care they need without undue stress or discomfort.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry in La Mesa involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Depending on the level of anxiety and the complexity of the treatment, different sedation options may be utilized. These include:

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

This is a mild form of sedation that is inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. Nitrous oxide helps patients feel more relaxed and at ease, and it wears off quickly, allowing patients to resume their daily activities after the procedure.

Oral Sedation

This involves the administration of a prescription sedative in pill or liquid form. The medication is taken before the appointment to induce a state of relaxation. With oral sedation, patients remain conscious but may feel drowsy and have little to no memory of the procedure.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

This type of sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream through an IV. IV sedation allows for a deeper level of relaxation and is often used for more complex or lengthy procedures. Under IV sedation, patients are in a highly relaxed state just below the level of consciousness.
Sedation Dentistry
Sedation Dentistry

Why Use Us for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry is an excellent option for patients who experience the following:

Dental Anxiety

If visiting the dentist causes feelings of fear, anxiety, or panic, Sedation Dentistry can help alleviate those emotions and create a more positive experience.

Gag Reflex

Some individuals have a sensitive gag reflex, which can make dental procedures challenging. Sedation can help relax the gag reflex and make the treatment more comfortable.

Complex or Lengthy Procedures

For more extensive procedures, IV Sedation Dentistry allows patients to remain relaxed and comfortable throughout the duration of the treatment.

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Contact Affinity Dental of La Mesa

At Affinity Dental of La Mesa, we prioritize your comfort and strive to provide exceptional care in a relaxed and stress-free environment. If you are anxious about visiting the dentist or have a complex dental treatment coming up, Sedation Dentistry can help ease your concerns and ensure a pleasant dental experience.

Contact Affinity Dental of La Mesa at (619) 697-2800 or click the button below to request an appointment or to learn more about our dental services.