What is Sleep Dentistry?

What is Sleep Dentistry?About 30 million Americans avoid dental treatment because they have severe dental anxiety or phobia. These missed checkups can result in delayed treatment for cavities, undiagnosed gum disease, and other potentially serious problems. While you may never really enjoy the time you spend in a dentist’s chair, our expert in sleep dentistry in Westlake Village offers treatments that can help you feel deeply relaxed or even sleep through your next appointment and all subsequent appointments.

Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry, is the branch of dentistry that concentrates on helping people feel more comfortable during dental appointments or treatments. We can use a variety of medications and delivery methods that can induce calm feelings and put you at ease. Some, such as IV sedation, allow you to sleep right through your appointment. Others, such as inhaled sedation, can be great for people with milder anxieties or who have physical problems that interfere with their ability to undergo treatment.

Oral sedation is one of the most common forms of sedation dentistry and involves the administration of oral anti-anxiety medications that you will take before your appointment. Contact us today to learn more about the forms of sleep dentistry we offer or to schedule your next appointment.