Sedation dentistry allows you to receive your dental care in a stress free, relaxed and comfortable appointment. All your treatment can be done while you’re asleep! Before the procedures, you will be given medications that calm any anxieties you may have. During the treatment, you will be unaware of what’s going on around you. Meanwhile, our caring professionals will monitor you. Sedation may be added in increments, to ensure that you are safe and comfortable. You will recover shortly after all treatment is finished, with your dental work all taken care of!
Is sedation dentistry right for me?
At Ladera Ranch Dentistry, we want our patients to have the safest and most predictable sedation experience. This is why, in most cases, we recommend Intravenous (IV) Sedation.
When sedation is needed or requested, IV Sedation is most recommended by our dentists. Because each patient responds differently to sedative medications, it is important to be able to fine tune the sedation to each individual.
Safest and Most Predictable
Using an IV achieves the most predictable sedation. This means that the onset and level of sedation can be controlled very accurately. There is no extended waiting time for the onset of sedation and no guesswork involved in achieving a safe and effective level of sedation. IV Sedation gives the best assurance that each patient will have a successful sedation and a comfortable appointment.
We recommend IV sedation for:
- Complicated oral surgery cases (ie: implants, wisdom teeth extractions)
- Kids who are either afraid or who have a lot of treatment to be done
- Regular patients who have extensive treatment to be done
- Dental phobic patients who have a lot of anxiety about dental work
- Orthodontic patients who need surgical operations
Who will perform my sedation?
Ladera Ranch Dentistry’s dentist Dr. David Cashman, will perform your IV sedation and dental care. With over 25 years experience, Dr. Cashman is also a member of the American Association Anesthesiologist. Voted as one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Cashman has successfully performed many intravenous cases. His main goal as a dentist is putting the patient’s comfort first and foremost while providing safe dental care. Dr. Cashman will be assisted by an anesthesiologist and our team who will all work to monitor you and to make sure you are taken care of.