Dentistry today has never been more comfortable, safe, and effective. However, the unfortunate reality is that a great many of us still have some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. While many grin and bear it for the sake of our smiles, others actually put off important dental visits. In fact, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) estimates that some 30 percent of the adult population may avoid visiting the dentist because of dental phobias or general nervousness. That’s why Smile Boutique Beverly Hills offers a number of outstanding options designed to take the stress out of good oral hygiene.
Types of Sedation Dentistry
There are a number of types of sedation offered at Smile Boutique Beverly Hills. Depending on the kind of treatment patients are going to be receiving, as well as their level of nervousness, dentists and patients can select from a number of options. These include
- Oral sedation (typically in pill form)
- IV sedation
- Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”)
- General anesthesia
It’s important to note that selecting the form of sedation must take into account a number of factors beyond the procedure and the patient’s preferences. The individual’s medical history can be an extremely important factor, as safety and the patient’s overall health are always the most important considerations. Also, of course, it’s necessary to have someone else drive the patient home from the dentist whenever potentially mind-altering drugs are employed in the course of a procedure
Dental Priorities at Smile Boutique Beverly Hills
Whether or not sedation dentistry is being employed, Kerri Hill, D.D.S. and the entire Smile Boutique Beverly Hills team are dedicated to ensuring that patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible at all times. This means employing the latest techniques and proven best practices to maximize comfort and reduce patient stress.
If you are seeking out an outstanding dental team who know how to put you at ease and can provide you with a full range of options to ensure that your dental treatments are as comfortable and as free of stress as possible, Smile Boutique Beverly Hills is here to help. Call us at the number on this page or reach out to us via e-mail through our contact page. Our entire team looks forward to providing you with outstanding dental care.