Sedation Dentistry

woman sleep on grassDr. Whitted is committed to making sure our patients are comfortable and calm during each and every appointment. Sedation dentistry is a consistent and simple method that can keep our patients relaxed when they visit us.

If you experience anxiety or worry when it’s time to see the dentist, sedation dentistry can be a huge help to you. Dr. Whitted provides oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide, so that you can finally relax at the dentist’s office.

The Importance Of Regular Dental Visits

It is essential that you visit the dentist for cleanings and procedures to maintain great overall health. Regular cleanings and exams are important preventative care measures. Consistent preventative care means you are less likely to need to return for more serious procedures and dental work.

However, if you avoid the dentist, you may end up with tooth decay or damage that can cause you discomfort or even pain. Leaving your teeth uncared for can result in future health issues. Dental problems have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses and problems.

We want you to feel completely relaxed when visiting the dentist, so that you can be as healthy as possible and live a long and comfortable life.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is as easy as taking a pill. When you choose oral conscious sedation, Dr. Whitted will prescribe to you a sedative to take shortly before your visit to us, so that you can be comfortable throughout your procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe sedation dentistry method that is inhaled through a mask during your visit. Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas, because it puts you at ease. Since it is a method of conscious sedation, you will be able to respond to your dentist’s questions, and be somewhat aware of what’s going on around you. You will likely not feel any discomfort during your appointment.

Call Fountain Valley Dental today and set up an appointment with Dr. Whitted for better overall health and a gentler dental experience.