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Sedation Dentistry FAQ

Sedation Dentist in Culver City, CA

At Picasso Smiles Dental, our mission is to create beautiful, healthy smiles for patients of all ages in the greater Los Angeles, CA area. As a leading cosmetic dentist in Culver City, we're proud to offer comprehensive dental treatment options to our patients, ranging from minor cosmetic dental procedures to comprehensive implant dentistry. We strive to maintain a welcoming, comfortable environment in our Culver City dentist's office, but we understand that for some patients, phobia surrounding the dentist chair is a little too much to bare. In those cases, we're proud to offer sedation dentistry to keep any patient comfortable – and if you're curious about sedation dentistry, you can use this FAQ to learn more.

Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

Why choose sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a simple, painless answer to dental anxiety. No matter what your level of fear or anxiety surrounding dental treatment, sedation dentistry makes it easy to feel comfortable, relaxed, and at ease in the dentist's chair, making the entire treatment process more comfortable and enjoyable.


How long has sedation dentistry been around?
Sedation dentistry has been trusted by dentists to calm and soothe patients for more than 30 years


Will I feel pain during or after treatment?
Most patients feel no pain at all during treatment. After treatment, it's possible you might experience some soreness, swelling, or discomfort depending on what procedure you're undergoing. If that's the case, we can recommend pain medications to help ease any post-treatment discomfort.


Will I be asleep during treatment? How aware will I be?
This depends on the treatment method, but normally, we provide a precise dosage of sedation that's just enough to make you completely unaware of the treatment you're undergoing – it'll feel just like you fell asleep.


Will I remember anything afterwards?
Nope! You'll have little to no memory whatsoever of your dental treatment.


How long does the sedation last? How groggy will I be afterwards?
The sedatives will wear off within a matter of minutes after treatment, and most patients experience little grogginess after waking. That said, we still require a friend, family member, or third party to drive you home after treatment, as it still may be unsafe for you to operate a motor vehicle.


How safe is sedation dentistry?
Extremely. Sedation dentistry is trusted by all major dental associations, and our Culver City sedation dentists will take a close look at your medical history and monitor you closely throughout the procedure to ensure it's 100% safe.


What will I need to bring to the appointment?
You're welcome to bring anything that makes you feel comfortable or secure, but we'll provide comfort amenities like blankets and pillows for you. If you have any emergency medications, like asthma inhalers, please bring those as well. Finally, make sure you have a companion either accompany you to the appointment or pick you up after your appointment to drive you home.


How can I schedule my appointment?
Scheduling an appointment with one of our Culver City sedation dentists is easy: simply call us at (424) 361-5218 or request an appointment online.


Schedule a Consultation for Sedation Dentistry in Culver City, CA

Sedation dentistry is a safe, effective, and simple method to ensure you feel 100% comfortable during dental treatment no matter what your level of anxiety. If you're interested in learning more about sedation dentistry or schedule a consultation with our Culver City dentists, we encourage you to reach out to us at our contact page today. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a gorgeous smile as comfortably as possible!