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What you need to know regarding sedation dentistry

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Sedation dentistry is a form of dentistry whereby medication is given to the dental patient to induce relaxation during dental treatment. At Philip Farzad DDS dental clinic, you can get one of four types of dental sedation; minimal sedation, general anesthesia, moderate sedation, and deep sedation. Depending on the procedure being done, our dentist will choose which level of sedation is best for you. Sedation dentistry Encino is widely used in reducing tension in dental patients and also making one relaxed. You should always ensure that you get sedation dentistry from a licensed dentist. The level of sedation given will determine how long the effects of the medication will last and whether you will be awake during dental treatment.

When sedation is used

At Philip Farzad DDS dental clinic, we usually use sedation dentistry Encino in various dental procedures. Most of the time, we use this form of dentistry for some of the surgical procedures like; reconstructive surgery, wisdom teeth extraction and many others. You will normally get sedation dentistry from an anesthesiologist, who is an expert in anesthetic medication. During this procedure, the patient cannot wake up until the drug has completely cleared off.

Sedation dentistry is quite effective for people with sensitive teeth. During sedation dentistry Encino, our dentist will constantly monitor and evaluate your vitals to ensure a smooth procedure. The dose is also properly regulated in order to avoid giving too much of the sedative medication.

What to expect during sedation dentistry

After receiving the sedative medication, you will begin feeling sleepy and relaxed instantly. This is characteristic of sedatives that are injected directly into the blood. For pills, the effect may take about thirty to sixty minutes before you can start feeling the effects of the drug. This form of medication is called oral sedation. Some of the common sedatives that we utilize are; etomidate, Propofol, dexmedetomidine, ketamine. For general anesthesia, the patient might be completely unconscious. Normally, the patient usually cannot respond to any verbal commands and also cannot speak during treatment.

Precautions to take during sedation dentistry

If you have a history of dental conditions in your family, it is best to notify the dentist in order to avoid any dental issues once you get the sedative medication. For dental conditions like sleep apnea, getting sedation dentistry, Encino may increase chances of obstructing the airway making it difficult to treat the patient. Our dentist will also have to check your age in order to provide the best form of sedative medication that cannot affect your health. For the best sedation dentistry in the city, visit us today at Philip Farzad DDS dental clinic. We offer top-notch dental services for any dental issues that you may present. During the sedation dentistry, our dentist will constantly check for your movements to assess whether the sedative medication is affecting you negatively in any way. At Philip Farzad DDS dental clinic, you are assured of quality dental service that beats all others.

Our Location

Philip Farzad, DDS

16661 Ventura Blvd, Suite 815
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 905-7787

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tues: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thurs: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday by appointment only

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