Sedation Dentistry For Endodontic Procedures

Sedation Dentistry For Endodontic Procedures in Lake Forest

Sedation Dentistry For Endodontic Procedures For Endodontic Procedures

Our sedation techniques can help even the most anxious dental patients relax and comfortably undergo root canal procedures and surgery.

What Sedation dentistry options are offered for root canals and other endodontic procedures in Orange County and Los Angeles?

What Sedation Dentistry For Endodontic Procedures options for root canals and other endodontic procedures in Lake Forest are offered?

Our skilled team of anesthesiologists employ the latest methods in sedation, anesthesia and twilight sleep to eliminate discomfort and anxiety, so that patients can return to enjoying their life without persistent tooth pain.

Sedation dentistry for endodontic procedures is helpful in managing complex dental care situations for both adult and pediatric patients, including those with special needs. Every case is evaluated and customized for optimized care or comfort. Our sedation options and techniques include:

Local anesthesia. For your comfort every treatment includes local anesthesia, even if you are sedated. Lidocaine and topical anesthetic are applied to fully numb the area that will be treated.

Nitrous Oxide. This is a very safe and effective mild sedation technique that can help you during treatment. The endodontist controls a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (otherwise known as "laughing gas") through a mask placed over your nose. The amount of sedation you receive can be adjusted instantaneously, and once the nitrous oxide is discontinued, the effect typically wears off quickly. Generally, this technique is not useful if you have more severe anxiety.

Oral conscious sedation/oral anti-anxiety medication. There are medications that help people be calm and relaxed on the day of the endodontic procedure or surgery. This type of anxiety control technique does not put patients to sleep but helps them feel more at ease throughout the treatment.

IV sedation, or moderate sedation. The sedative drug is administered intravenously, so it goes to work very quickly. In addition, your anesthesiologist can adjust the level as needed to keep you comfortable and safe during the visit.

Deep sedation and general anesthesia. With deep sedation and general anesthesia, you’ll receive medications that will put you in a controlled state of unconsciousness during the procedure. Our highly trained anesthesiologists will keep you monitored and safe throughout the procedure.

Before every sedation procedure, our highly trained doctors will review your health history and medications, plus answer any questions you may have to ensure your comfort and safety. Most of the time, sedation requires an empty stomach and a ride to and from the office.