SedationDr. Sanda Moldovan and her team take great pride in providing a convenient, comfortable, health-giving dental experience. We use state-of-the-art technology, minimally invasive techniques, and gentle methods. We also offer several sedation options, which can make the experience more comfortable and less stressful.
Types of sedationWe offer both oral and IV sedation, to meet your specific needs.
Oral sedation is generally milder, and the dose is determined prior to your appointment. You will be given instructions about when to take the medication, or it may be administered at the office after you arrive. This is a good option for patients who want to relax gradually leading up to the appointment, and those who don’t like needles.
IV sedation is administered in a metered dose throughout the appointment. It has the advantage of being adjustable if you wish to increase or decrease your level of relaxation during the procedure. It can also provide a deeper level of sedation than oral medication.
Benefits of sedationMany people even find it difficult to call a dental office, and walking in the door can bring about a panic attack. We understand that dental fear is not easily overcome, and sedation is only one part of the solution. Our team is gentle, compassionate, and understanding. Dr. Sanda uses gentle and minimally invasive techniques. We will make every effort to ensure that your visit is as stress-free and painless as possible.
Sedation is most frequently requested by patients with dental fear, but it can be beneficial for other reasons. People with a low pain tolerance tend to find treatment more comfortable when sedated. It also relaxes your muscles, helping to prevent “dental chair fatigue” after a lengthy appointment. Additionally, sedatives can help quell a strong gag reflex, claustrophobia, involuntary muscle movements, and other issues that may cause discomfort during treatment.
If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, don’t worry. You can relax. Literally. Just call us at 310-651-6588 if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment at our Los Angeles office.