Many people, for one reason or another, are apprehensive about going to the dentist. They may have had a traumatic experience in their past, or they may simply be afraid of needles, drills, or pain. At the hands of a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Sands, patients have nothing to worry about. However, since Dr. Sands knows that fear of the dentist is still an issue for many people, he provides sedation dentistry at his Beverly Hills practice.
Sedation dentistry, also known as “sleep” dentistry or laughing gas, is the use of nitrous oxide to put patients at ease while they undergo the dental procedures they need or want. It is administered through a demand-valve inhaler that is placed over your nose and mouth, which begins to work just minutes after you inhale. This option is perfect for those who need an extensive amount of work done, as the patient may be able to tolerate a longer procedure while they are asleep. This can also prevent the need for multiple visits to the dental office.
Once the valve is removed, the effects of the nitrous oxide will immediately begin to wear off. Many patients are happy that they can go home after treatment without remembering a single thing about the procedure. The same effects can be achieved with oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation. Dr. Sands can help you choose the option that will best meet your needs before your procedure takes place.
As a celebrity cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sands offers many other accommodations at his practice that relax and pamper his valued patients. His office is equipped with flat screen TVs and DVDs for your enjoyment, as well as the latest, most advanced technology to shorten the time you spend in the dreaded dentist’s chair.
It is a primary goal at our practice to ensure our patients are comfortable, pain free, and stress free at every visit. If you are interested in cosmetic dental procedures or have questions about sedation dentistry, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin B. Sands by calling (310) 273-0111. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.