Sedation Dentistry BEVERLY HILLS & HOLLYWOOD CA
We want all patients to have a comfortable experience in the office. Therefore, TruGLO Modern Dental offers sedation dentistry services customized to your unique needs. Our dental services will minimize your anxiety and worries.
Dental sedation is a viable option to put you in a relaxed and sedated state during your visit. Many patients report feeling calmer and more comfortable during treatments. Sedation also helps combine multiple visits into one or fewer appointments, adding more convenience to you, the patient.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SEDATION DENTISTRY?
IV sedation, also known as twilight sedation, is most often used for more invasive procedures. If you suffer from extreme anxiety with regular dental cleanings and routine care then this is a great option to maintain your oral health and receive quality care.
The following are common reasons our patients consider sedation dentistry:
- General fear of going to the dentist
- Phobia related to dental procedures
- Special needs patients
- Fear and general anxiety disorder
- Having a low pain threshold
- Small mouth that becomes sore during procedures
- Anxieties and panic
- Having a sensitive gag reflex
- Needing many complex treatments
Whatever the reasons, our dentists can provide the best dental care minus the anxiety through sedation.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects of sedation dentistry are rare. Dr. Kalasho and her anesthesia team will gather all your medical history, pertinent information, and any known allergies so that the chances of side effects following IV and oral sedation are limited. This helps to counter any complications.
A general feeling of grogginess and tiredness is common with oral conscious sedation. As it wears off, some patients may experience “dry mouth.” Others complain of dizziness or fatigue and possible headache which all diminish rapidly.
SEDATIVE DENTISTRY REQUIRES TRAINING
Your safety is of the utmost concern to Dr. Kalasho and her anesthesia team. As a patient, it is vital that you research your dentist’s training and education. Dr. Kalasho has received extensive training in oral sedation and works with one of the top-rated anesthesiologists in the field of IV sedation. Sedation can be used in all treatments for dentistry to make the experience more comfortable. Being comfortable during root canals, extractions, implants, and many other dental treatments make a difference to the patient’s overall experience.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Cost is often a deciding factor for a patient. Most insurance plans do not cover sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry. Insurance companies classify it as an elective procedure. The average cost for mild oral sedation is $125.00. IV sedation is $800 an hour with a maximum of two hours. Oral sedation is a pill form of sedation taken before treatment and provides a mild but effective sedative. IV sedation is stronger and works best on incredibly anxious patients or patients with special needs. This form of sedation is done by our board-certified anesthesiologist, who safely and effectively places you to sleep without intubation (or general anesthesia).
WHAT DO PATIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Some patients describe counting backward from 10 and only being able to recall counting to 6 or 7. Further, they describe waking up and it being all over. Other patients explain they do not recall much at all which is like being unconscious. Patients with extreme anxiety state that the sedative provided incomparable comfort.