Sedation Dentistry in
San Diego, California

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Celebrity Smile can help! We offer sedation dentistry in San Diego, California, to help our patients relax and enjoy a rewarding dental care experience. Call our caring dental professionals to learn more.

Sedation Dentistry in San Diego, California

At Celebrity Smile, we put your comfort and well-being above all else. Dr. Safar is a compassionate and gentle dentist who strives to help patients of all ages receive the high-quality care they deserve. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry options to adults and children who experience dental anxiety. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry for you and your family.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during treatment for a more comfortable and rewarding dental care experience. It can be used to help you relax during a variety of procedures and is recommended for patients who experience dental anxiety. Dr. Safar may also recommend sedation options for patients with health conditions that make it difficult for their muscles to relax or affect their care in other ways.

For patients who experience dental anxiety, Dr. Safar offers a variety of sedation dentistry options. Depending on your needs, we may recommend:

  • Local Anesthesia: Local anesthetic is a medication that Dr. Safar will inject into the treatment site to numb it and the surrounding area. You will remain awake while under local anesthesia but will experience no pain or discomfort during your procedure. The effects typically wear off in a few hours.
  • Laughing Gas: Combined with oxygen and delivered through a small mask placed over the nose, laughing gas is a gentle sedation method that helps you relax during your procedure. The effects of laughing gas include a general feeling of ease, giddiness, or deep relaxation. These effects wear off quickly after treatment with little to no grogginess. Dr. Safar may recommend using laughing gas with local anesthesia to make sure you are as comfortable as possible without full sedation.
  • Oral Sedation: This sedation method is taken in a pill and puts you in a state of deep relaxation. You will feel drowsy or sleepy, but patients typically remain awake during treatment. Dr. Safar recommends this sedation method for patients who experience severe dental anxiety or require more intensive treatment in order to ease their nerves and help them fully relax.
  • IV Sedation: Dr. Safar will administer the medication through your vein to ensure the sedation goes to work faster and more effectively. This sedation method also allows our staff to easily adjust the level of sedation as necessary throughout your treatment to make you as comfortable as possible.

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