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Sedation Dentistry

Get treated like a VIP with Dr. Sands. Our sedation dentistry is an important component of our top-of-the-line services because it ensures the most enjoyable procedure for you. If you avoid your regular dental visits because of the discomfort you feel while in the dentist’s chair, sedation dentistry is probably the right choice for you. Combining safe medical sedation techniques with a tranquil, relaxing office setting puts all our patients at ease.

Benefits of
Sedation Dentistry

Why Choose
Sedation Dentistry?

Multiple Treatment Sedation Options

Dr. Sands offers different levels of sedation to meet your anxiety and health needs. The different sedation techniques include:

  • Inhaled sedation: you breathe in nitrous oxide to help you relax
  • Oral sedation: you take a pill that helps you relax
  • IV sedation: a sedative is administered through the vein to calm you, which can continually be adjusted
  • General anesthesia: inhalation or IV delivery makes you totally unconscious

Pre-Planned Techniques

Every sedation dental visit is planned in advance to ensure that your relaxation technique has taken effect. Patients using oral sedation will take their pill an hour before their procedure to allow enough time for its full effects to kick in.

The VIP Experience

Sedation dentistry can be used during your VIP experience. Your VIP treatment can include the use of flat screen TVs and positive, experienced massage therapy in addition to your sedation techniques. Choosing VIP services can transform your treatment from a dental visit to a spa experience.

Concerns About
Sedation Dentistry

What drugs are used?

Depending on the delivery method, a different number of drugs may be used for your sedation. The most common include nitrous oxide, Halcion, propofol, midazolam, or ketamine. The choice of drugs will depend on the method you would like your sedation to be administered.


The cost of adding sedation to your treatment varies among patients depending on individual need. The type of sedation will affect the ultimate cost of your procedure. Dr. Sands will provide you with a detailed quote during your consultation.

Before & After Photos


“I just wanted to thank you and your entire staff for the excellent treatment and pampering I received at your office. Being in the dental profession, I know how important teeth are. I never realized the impact a perfect smile would have on my lift. Growing up, I never liked my smile. My front teeth were discolored and had spaces between them. I was so unhappy, that I would use my hand to cover my teeth when I would smile. Ever since I had veneers put on, my life has improved dramatically. I have so much more self-confidence, that I can’t stop smiling. It’s amazing how two short visits to your office changed my life.”


Asked Questions

What are the side effects of using sedation?

While most people can safely undergo sedation, some patients may experience mild side effects. These can include drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, and post-sedation nausea.

Can I eat prior to my sedation?

What you can and when you can eat leading up to your treatment will vary depending on the sedation used. If you are undergoing general anesthesia, don’t eat solid food for six hours and don’t drink any liquids for two hours before your procedure.

Can I drive myself home?

No. The possible side effects of sedation will require that you have someone drive you home from your appointment.

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Contact Dr. Sands

Request an appointment for a consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Sands, or feel free to call our Los Angeles (north of Orange County) office at (310) 273-0111 for more information.