Do you feel anxious or fearful when you are going to the dentist? Have you made appointments, maybe even for necessary treatment for something like a toothache, and still have cancelled the appointments? Have you had uncomfortable or unpleasant experiences at the dentist?
Dr. Bjornbak, your Los Angeles sedation dentist, would like to help you overcome your fears of the dentist so you can get the treatment you want and need. He provides several different sedation methods that can help you stop worrying about going to the dentist and you may never need to cancel another appointment!
One of the sedation methods offered at our Sherman Oaks practice near Van Nuys is Oral Conscious Sedation.
What is Oral Conscious Sedation?
Oral Conscious Sedation is a pill that you will be given and you take before you arrive at our office. It is a relaxation medication and can help you feel comfortable and anxiety-free. Another bonus of oral conscious sedation is, because you are so relaxed and calm, Dr. Bjornbak can often treat several dental issues in one visit. This can be a real bonus to those of you who are pressed for time. (And who isn’t in this busy world?)
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
- Gag Reflex — If you have a strong gag reflex, oral conscious sedation can help you with this. This can enhance your dental experience and might even make your dental visits a little shorter, but probably far more pleasant.
- Difficulty Getting Numb — If you are someone who has a hard time getting numb before a procedure, if you are already feeling the calming effects of oral conscious medication, these issues may not bother you as much.
- Extra Comfort — Sometimes you may just want extra comfort during your dental visits. Oral conscious sedation can provide that extra comfort.
Note: Using this sedation method does require that you get transportation to and from your visits.
Dr. Bjornbak also offers a combination of oral conscious sedation with NuCalm sedation.
Call today! Let us partner with you to provide you with the best possible dental visit that can be anxiety free! We see patients from all over the Los Angeles area, including the communities of Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks!