Sedation Dentistry in Irvine, CA
It is estimated that 40 million men and women in America experience some level of fear or anxiety regarding dental treatment. There are a variety of reasons that a patient may associate the dentist’s office with negative emotions, including fear based upon a prior experience. At Smile by Design, we understand these feelings and strive every day to help our patients overcome them. One of the ways that we accomplish this is via sedation dentistry. With sedation dentistry and Dr. Choi’s gentle, patient-centric approach, you’ll soon say goodbye to dental fear for life.
Sedation Dentistry Benefits
Sedation dentistry offers a whole host of benefits for patients who experience severe nervousness, anxiety, and other negative emotions in the dental chair. Completely safe and approved by the FDA, the oral sedative that Dr. Choi will prescribe should be taken prior to your visit to our office. Due to the effects of the medicine, a friend or family member should drive you to and from our office. As the sedative begins to work, you will feel a tranquil sense of calm overcome you. While you will remain conscious during your procedure, it is unlikely that you will remember any of the details of your treatment after the medicine wears off.
Sedation dentistry is particularly helpful for patients who are affected by the following:
- Excessively sensitive gag reflex
- Inability to sit or lie down for extended periods of time
- Difficulty becoming or remaining numb with local anesthetic
- Anxiety and tension regarding the sounds and smells of a dental office
- Special needs that make lying still difficult
- A need to have multiple procedures performed in one visit
What to Expect?
Throughout the course of your treatment, your vital signs will be carefully monitored in order to ensure complete safety. If you have any questions or concerns about sedation dentistry, please do not hesitate to ask. As your trusted oral health partners, we will always keep you fully informed regarding your treatment.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment
If you have avoided seeking the dental treatment you need because of dental fear or anxiety, Irvine dentist, Dr. Choi, and his caring, compassionate team can help. Contact us today at 949-786-2820 to schedule your next visit, and ask us about sedation dentistry. With technology and medicine that have been proven safe and effective, Dr. Choi can effectively alleviate your misgivings and apprehensive feelings regarding dental treatment. We look forward to providing you with a relaxing, peaceful dental care experience unlike any other, placing control of your oral health firmly in your hands. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Irvine, CA warmly welcomes patients from throughout Orange County, including Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, and more.