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About Sedation Dentistry | Dentist San Juan Capistrano

If you need to have dental work completed, we recommend visiting a sedation dentist San Juan Capistrano. At Reflection Dental Sam Juan Capistrano, we offer sedation dentistry for patients living in and around the San Juan Capistrano area. We understand that for millions of adults, visiting the emergency dentist San Juan Capistrano can be an overwhelming or frightening experience due to dental anxiety. This common condition typically starts by a negative experience or becoming fearful of the general idea of dentistry. While common, you do not have to be concerned about visiting our dentist San Juan Capistrano office because we can ensure your comfort the entire time.

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Akhavan, let us know if you have dental anxiety so that we can prepare for your visit accordingly. For many people, the actual procedure is not uncomfortable but it is the anxiety and worry that causes angst. With this in mind, we often prescribe an oral sedative or laughing gas that can be administered prior to the appointment to help a person relax. While this is not a pain killer, it eases the fear and relaxes the body so that you can remain peaceful while having teeth cleaned, or dental work performed. While the dosage is different, laughing gas can be used on both children and adults so that all of our San Juan Capistrano patients can remain comfortable.

Types of Sedation Dentistry

There are various levels and types of sedation. During your consultation, Dr. Akhavan will discuss the recommended procedure with you along with any anxieties you may have. At that time, a recommendation will be made for the type of sedation you may want to consider. The ultimate decision is up to you based on how you believe you will handle the procedure. In many cases, our CA patients simply need to relax and prefer to use laughing gas in order to do so. It is quick, effective, and wears off when the procedure is finished without impairing any other bodily functions. Some patients use this to relax when getting their teeth cleaned since there is no actual pain associated with the treatment.

When a cavity is being treated or other minor dental work performed, patients throughout the 92675 area often prefer to use a combination of laughing gas and localized pain medication. After numbing the surface of the gums, we can inject pain medication that numbs the area that is being worked on. As a sedation dentist San Juan Capistrano, this is an effective tool for us to prevent and eliminate any discomfort. We can administer as much medication as is necessary throughout the course of the treatment, and only that specific area will remain numb. The benefit of this type of sedation is how localized it is. For example, if a cavity is being treated on one side of the mouth, the other side will remain fully functional. This way you can eat immediately after the treatment while the numbing effect wears off the other side.

If a more intensive procedure is required, patients may prefer IV medication for a more thorough effect. When sedation is administered through this means the numbing effect is more pervasive and not confined to that one specific area of the mouth. It is extremely effective and as a sedation dentist, we find that many of our patients request this type of medication because they want to ensure that they do not feel anything while having dental work performed. If this is the case, the effect can still wear off fairly quickly after the treatment is over, but we do recommend having a friend or family member drive you home just in case.

For those needing oral surgery in CA, total sedation may be necessary or preferable. This is often referred to as sleep dentistry because a patient is put to sleep and will not remember anything from the procedure. As a sedation dentist, we find that this is an excellent solution when a patient is getting a full smile makeover. When the majority of teeth are being worked on, the procedure can take a significant amount of time. Dr. Akhavan is an expert, but even an expert must do the work with precision and that requires not rushing through the procedure. With that in mind, many of our San Juan Capistrano patients find it difficult to hold still when the treatment lasts longer than an hour or two. Going to sleep is a much better option because your body will naturally remain still, you will feel comfortable and not remember what took place during the treatment. If this is your preferred method of sedation dentistry, we will monitor you carefully during the treatment and afterwards to ensure that the anesthesia wears off like it should. You will also need to have someone drive you home and may feel slightly sluggish for the remainder of the day. These types of procedures typically call for rest and relaxation anyway, so take it easy at home before resuming normal activity the next day.

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Testimonials

★★★★★ Most people dread going to the dentist but Reflection's atmosphere and vibe is so relaxing and comforting. Dr. Akhavan and his staff are extremely professional. They are very friendly, passionate about their work, and politely greeted me the second I walked in the door. The office is beautiful, clean, updated, and very modern. I went in and did the new patient special which was ONLY $40. Dr. Akhavan is extremely ethical and does not diagnose unnecessary treatment plans in order to profit. I loved how he gave me a number of treatment options that best suited my financial means. I 100% recommend Dr. Akhavan and staff to anyone looking for a friendly, professional, and experienced dentist.
Tyler A.

 

★★★★★ Dr. Akhavan is a wonderful dentist. I usually dread going to see a dentist but since I started going to Dr. Akhavan my experience is always pleasant. He is caring and positive and puts you at ease. He took out my top wisdom teeth and it only took her 15 minutes! It was fast and painless. My gums healed without any problems and I was eating an apple 3 days later! He is also extremely honest and won't try to push you to do any unnecessary dental work like many other dentists I have encountered. I highly recommend her! Best dentist by far!
Alena T.

 

★★★★★ I am so grateful for Dr. Akhavan and his exceptional staff. I am usually apprehensive about needles and dentists, but Dr. Akhavan makes you feel at home and comfortable at all times. Thanks to him and his professional yet personal staff, I couldn't be more pleased and happy about today's visit!! Thank you so much for all of your help. 100% recommended!!
Gabriela A.

 

★★★★★ I had such a wonderful experience with Doctor Akhavan. He is a perfectionist and I had a horrible experience with a prior dentist and there were issues with a particular tooth. This dentist worked wonders and I couldn't be happier with the result. I can feel confident to smile again! The office and staff are also very warm and professional. I am beyond satisfied with my experience with this dentist.
Natalie S.

 

★★★★★ We went there recommended. We went in as an emergency extraction. The doctor there did a great job my husband was very happy there was no pain or complications with the overall procedure. The doctor on top of that was very friendly and caring. We will be going back to continue treatment and we will recommend his office as well he did a great job! Very happy!
Laura J.

 
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